Thursday, July 15, 2010

Record your Life - Fourth grade

Fourth grade felt like second grade all over to me!  Our elementary school would often switch teachers around and I had the same teacher that I had in second grade for fourth grade.  So while it really didn't feel the same as second grade, it was kinda strange to have the same teacher!

My stand-out memory from fourth grade was having the lead in our Christmas children's musical at church.  Sadly, I can no longer remember the name of the play, the songs we sang or what it was about really (I was about the spirit of Christmas but remember very few details) but I do remember that I beat out a girl like six years older than me for the lead!  I felt amazing!  And the male lead was my best friend from church - he and I were very close and spent many a weekend at his aunt's house (who kinda "adopted me" as a niece) sharing the bunk bed and playing with her dolls.

Another vague memory from fourth grade is of playing a game at recess called kiss 'em and ditch 'em.  I'm not sure if anyone else ever played this game but it was basically tag and there was a boy "it" and a girl "it" and when you tagged someone you had to kiss 'em and then ditch 'em.  We had so much fun with that game!  We had to be careful the recess monitor didn't see us though - Jeff would get all over our tails for playing that game!
And while this memory may not be specific to fourth grade, I just remembered the house beside our school had llamas and goats in the pasture that ran along the playground.  I remember spitting at that llama trying to get him to spit back.  And one day the goats got out and ran wild all over the playground, on the equipment - even down the slides!  What a crazy recess that was.  After that the neighbor fixed his fence to be taller so the goats couldn't get out anymore.

What a crazy bunch of random memories!

This is my sixth posting at Mommy's Piggy TALES recording my memories in just 15 weeks. If you're interested in doing the same for yourself, swing by her place to check it out!

Click here to read my post from last week, where my second grade memories aren't very good memories.


  1. my son would love love to see goats sliding down a slide.. what a funny memory.. I can't believe you spit at a llama.. that is so funny. and kiss'em and ditch'em I have never heard of... and I have found a lot of games on the piggy tale stories that I have never heard. such fun... lovely post.

  2. That's funny. I've never heard of this "game" but the llama thing was hilarious! What crazy times it must have been at recess!