1. What do you remember as the most interesting required reading assignment you had? What class was it for? I don’t remember a reading assignment, but I do remember reading The Diary of Anne Frank when I was a child. The very fact it was written my a teenager, the same age as me, losing her life because of her faith. It always made me realise how lucky I was to live in a world where I felt safe.
2. Were you required to write a book report or were you required to give an oral presentation? What do you remember about it? No, not really. I do remember my speaking and listening exam in 2020 for my GCSE. Working in a school, I felt like I needed more information to support. It was five minutes of talking, and I hate talking in front of people. I’m proud I did it, and passed with a distinction.
3. What did you consider the worst book or article you were required to read? What made it the worst? Janet and John books were probably the worst, but I was learning to read. There has only been one book I hated, and it was because there were so many points of view I couldn’t keep up.
4. Were you ever required to debate other classmates? If so, what class was it for? Do you remember any of the subjects and your ‘side’ of the debate? No, we never did that at school.
5. Were you ever required to do a science project or enter school science fair? What was your project? Did you do it alone or did your parents help you? If you were graded, how did you do? No, I never did any Science projects.
6. Did you have a Home Economics class or a Wood/Metal Shop class? What types of things did you make? The first thing I made in Home Economics was mushroom soup. I put it in a jam jar. My dad said it was delicious, however I wasn’t going to eat it. I also made choux pastry, cake, and quiche. In sewing class I made a grey pencil skirt and a rag dog, with one leg longer than the other.
7. Did you frequent the library? Was it for class work or for pleasure? What book that you read for pleasure had the most impact on you? I loved the library. It was a great play to avoid the bullies, plus I got to read.
8. What was your most creative class? Band? Chorus? Art? Drama? Writing? What standout creative project do you remember most? My most creative class was art. I am not an artist and the only things I can draw are three d boxes.
9. Were you Required to write a term paper or an end of year report in any of your classes? Did you remember what you wrote about? No, I didn’t.
10. Bonus Question: Did your teachers ever offer extra credit assignments ? Did you do them to help improve your grade? On my first day in music, I got hit over the knuckles with a ruler. I didn’t cry and after that she respected me. I sang in the choir. It was a good job the pensioners couldn’t hear me. I was terrible. I played the recorder in a concert, I stood right at the back, miming most of the song.