10 Weirdly Specific Elementary School Memories That Hit The Nostalgia Button
Let us take you back to the 2000s. August was coming to a close, your friendship bracelets had fallen off, and your hair was yellow from Sun-In. The most glorious time of the year was over and you had the activities below to look forward to. Who else remembers wearing a giant white shirt as a 'smock' during art class? While wearing said smock, you would bring your beautiful new art creation to the giant drying rack. If art wasn't your thing, you could still depend on seeing rainbows of color from the 'pinnies' they would make us wear. You know... those cheap/thin material jerseys we would have to put on for team sports. We doubt they were ever washed. Keep reading Melina's (@melmadar) Twitter thread to be transported back into simpler and more gross times.
Running your finger down the cement line on the walls
You simply did not go to a public elementary school in the 1990s/2000s if you've never moved from class to class without doing this. The hallways are so big and wide. Sometimes you just want to feel small and go as physically close to the wall and away from others as possible. This was oddly satisfying and soothing. Whenever a wall ended you would just wait the next 10 steps and do it again. Ah, just childhood things.
It's a little disturbing to think about how much wood has been ingested by children over the years. So let's not think about it too much. This used to be a frozen delight. Kids crave dessert so they'll take just about anything they can get their hands on. The best cups had vanilla and chocolate flavors side by side.
When the gym teacher brought out the box of pinnies you knew it was about to go down. My elementary school always brought out the pinnies for soccer, those colorful square scoter things, dodgeball and ultimate frisbee.