Relive Your Elementary School Days


Go Back in Time to Your Elementary School Days

The first day of elementary school was always exciting. After running around and calling friends to see who was in the same class and what teacher they had, we set off on a fresh new adventure. Most of what we started each new school year with was very different from what kids today use, but some favorites have stood the test of time.

Think back...do you remember these when you were in Elementary School?

Grocery Bag Book Covers


Grocery Bag Book Covers

We loved these as kids, they were a blank slate for our artistic expression. Our moms thought otherwise, as they struggled to get them cut just right and then fit snugly around varying sizes of books.


The Crayola Box of 64 with the Built-In Sharpener


Crayola Box of 64 with the Built-In Sharpener
This one is still a favorite. The smell of a new box of crayons is the smell of childhood school days. The new points on each crayon, the perfect paper wrapping around each crayon, and the nice clean sharpener waiting to turn flat tops into pointed once again.


Paste


School Paste

Who can forget the big jars of paste? It smelled good, it was messy and fun, and there was always that one kid who ate it. Did it really taste that good?


Lunch Boxes with a Thermos


ALF Lunch Box

One of the best parts of back to school shopping was picking out a new lunchbox with our favorite character on it. Some of us grew up with metal lunch boxes, which then changed to plastic. It didn't matter what it was made of, it was our testament to whatever characters we were in love with that year.


Safety Scissors


Safety Scissors

Those small rounded scissors weren't just cutting utensils, they were a rite of passage - being allowed to use something that could was sharp. When you went up a few grades you got the pointy ones, a nod to your maturity and big kid status. That's also when you started hearing "Don't run with scissors!"


Wall Mounted Pencil Sharpeners


Wall Mounted Pencil Sharpener

Those things were tanks. They could take a brand new pencil and have it pointy for perfect cursive writing in a matter of seconds.

They were loud, but that was ok because you were away from your desk for a glorious couple of minutes. Bonus points for being allowed to sharpen a pencil during a test. That was like getting a coffee break.


The Best Classroom Helper Job Ever


Blackboard Eraser

We didn't have smart boards. We had chalkboards. With that came felt erasers that accumulated a good amount of chalk dust during the course of a day.

Being the one who was assigned as the helper that clapped the erasers was an honor like no other! You got to step outside to create a massive cloud of chalk dust, making sure they were clean and black as coal. All while milking the outside time of course.


Check out all the different ways Moms Who Think can help you live an easier, more joyful life.

Easy Recipes
Easy Recipe Ideas

Easy recipes including breads, meals, sides and desserts.

Everyday Recipes

Dinner Ideas
Family Dinner Ideas

With our family friendly main dishes and sides, dinner is done fast.

Easy Dinner Ideas

Holidays
Holiday Ideas

Ideas for birthdays, baby showers, and all the holidays in between.

Celebrations

 

Baby Names
Boy & Girl Names

Choose from thousands of names, in easy to use lists.

Boy & Girl Names

Parenting
Parenting & Family

These are the resources you'll need to help parent all ages and stages.

Parenting & Family

Healthy Living
Healthy Living

Get strategies for high energy and glowing health.

Health & Nutrition

Popular Recipes


Easy Dinner Recipes

Quick and Easy 30 Minute Meals

Dinner Ideas

Easy Recipes

Best Chili Recipe

Chicken Recipes

Puppy Chow Recipe

Bread Pudding Recipe

Meatloaf Recipe

Easy Dinner Recipes Week One