It was the time of flower power, Woodstock and men landing on the moon, but we were 5 or 6 years old, what did we know about any of that? Apparently more than one might realize since my earliest recollection of TV is seeing a man landing on the moon (yes it was in black and white).
My Kindergarten Class 69-70
I present to you my fellow kindergarten classmates, innocent children embarking on the world of the 1970’s. Do people still dress up for photo day, or do they even still have photo day? My kids have grown now so not sure, but even back then not everyone truly “dressed up”.
I am calling it a book, but it isn’t really one in the sense most would think of it. It is more like a scrapbook. It had a pocket to store papers or pictures from each class and a little info about the child at that age. Awww.
I think this is the only time I ever had my picture taken with a vest on, but a cute picture – I was cute at one time. My teacher was Mrs. Cartwright and I began school that year on September 15, 1969 (There is a friend of mine on-line who would be born on this date in another 5 years, little did I know that then). Age 5 and basically the same weight as my height (44 in. and 45 lbs. respectively), already nearly two-thirds my eventual height.
This document does not contain a lot of information like some others but perhaps offers some insight into my schooling progress.
Pre-1st Grade cover
My teacher for first grade would be Miss Nancy Cella and the school was Boyden in South Walpole, Massachusetts. I’m guessing there was an assessment done by the first grade teacher to see how ready a child was for the next step.
I thought I’d start finally getting going on scanning in all my old papers into the computer. The paper has held up pretty well overall. Perhaps someone is interested, perhaps not. It therefore becomes an archive of sorts for my children. There is no planning so might jump around to different things and this initial post is mainly a test framework. I’m not a packrat (unlike my mom) but I do try to keep a select part of my past. I go through some of it each year to remove things that no longer need be kept. These scans will allow me to part with more short that time come.
This is not my 1st first grade report card, but one I have. Most of my elementary stuff is buried in my parents attic, and who knows what condition it is in or if I’ll ever see them again.
Report card images