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remembering place – Grade Three

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Grade Three, for me, is 52 years ago.  Therefore, I am not surprised how little I remember of that year.   I can only name two other students in the Grade Three class photo!

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I do remember my teacher, Miss Heather Johnson, a kind gentle teacher, always smiling.  I also remember her because as a high school student she was taught by my father who was also a teacher.

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Miss Johnson's Grade Three class, Crescent Heights Elementary School (I am in the back row, seventh from the left)

Miss Johnson’s Grade Three class, Crescent Heights Elementary School (I am in the back row, seventh from the left)

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My only real memory of Grade Three is of my Dad.  I remember him joking with me as he studied my Report Card.  I always had good reports, and this time I had a whole row of ‘H’s (H was the best grade possible).  I can hear him booming in his deep voice ‘I thought ‘H’ stood for Horrible!’

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Crescent Heights High School - once Crescent Heights Elementary School (the school is barely recognisable, there have been so many additions; when I went there, the school was a long low brick building)

Crescent Heights High School – once Crescent Heights Elementary School (the school is barely recognisable, there have been so many additions; when I went there, the school was a long low brick building)

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Copyright  2014  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

August 6, 2014 at 7:35 am

remembering place – Grade Two

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After a mix-up resulted in my attendance at the wrong school in Grade One (see   https://nichepoetryandprose.wordpress.com/2014/06/27/remembering-place-grade-one/ ), I finally found the right school in Grade Two, Crescent Heights Elementary School.  This school was only two blocks from home and easy to walk to.  I also was in the same class as my best friend, Laureen.

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Crescent Heights Elementary School

Crescent Heights Elementary School (image from Street View)

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Miss McCallum was our teacher, a happy, brisk lady.  These were the days of the Baby Boomers and she had almost 40 students in her class.  I can remember only two of their names in the photo below.

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Miss McCallum's Grade Two Class, Crescent Heights Elementary School

Miss McCallum’s Grade Two Class, Crescent Heights Elementary School (I am Row 2, fifth from right)

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I have no specific memories of being in school in Grade Two.  My world consisted of my Mom and Dad, my younger brothers and sister.  Life was simple and happy, though I’m sure my parents would not have agreed.

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Copyright  2014  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

August 4, 2014 at 7:35 am

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