Everyone remembers elementary school: the faded hopscotch lines on the playground blacktop, the slightly freezer-burned yet uber-comforting smell of the cafeteria, the long colorful rows of books in the library stacks, the first time the teacher wrote our name on the blackboard for speaking out of turn, and whether we got sent there or not, the unnerving presence of the Principal’s Office.
The elementary school years might very well be the best years, even if we didn’t know it then.
Each of us, no doubt, have our own unshakable, personal memories from our early school years. However, there are also so many heartwarming flashbacks and shared experiences that take us back to grade school and leave us with that intense pang of nostalgia.
Here are 20 familiar memories that we can trace back to the good old days in elementary school.