Wednesday, January 21, 2009

School was Cruel

A co-worker and I were discussing elementary school "back in the day" today. Looking back, I cannot believe how cruel school was.

For reading, the class was divided into groups like group A, group B and group C. Group A was the good readers, group B was the average readers, and Heaven help you if you were in Group C.

Same for spelling. The teacher read off two different lists. "Group 1, your word is presidential. Group 2, your word is dog." And if there was really a struggler in your class, there was the dreaded Group 3.