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alphastreet

What did you get recognition for in grade school?

What are some of your achievements in grade school? Here are mine

One of my writing pieces was published in third grade
I was a runner up winner at the science fair in grade 4
I won creative writing and young author awards in grade 3 and 4, and spelling awards in grade 5
I was on the honor roll for language arts in middle school
I had the highest average in music & computers in high school and got a certificate one year
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Reply #1 posted 09/12/21 9:08pm

KingBAD

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alphastreet said:

What are some of your achievements in grade school? Here are mine One of my writing pieces was published in third grade I was a runner up winner at the science fair in grade 4 I won creative writing and young author awards in grade 3 and 4, and spelling awards in grade 5 I was on the honor roll for language arts in middle school I had the highest average in music & computers in high school and got a certificate one year

NONE OF THAT

i never had to go to homeroom

i'd go straight to the pricipal's office...

people thought i was an army bratt because

i had to live in different cities to stay in school...

lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

i am KING BAD!!!
you are NOT...
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STOP ME IF YOU HEARD THIS BEFORE...
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Reply #2 posted 09/13/21 2:54pm

alphastreet

Aw that must have been interesting, but also disruptive to your routine
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Reply #3 posted 09/14/21 11:13am

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Not much, to be honest. Although when I went to secondary school (or high school, to Americans) I was the only student in the entire school who could speak fluent Irish and would frequently correct the grammar of my Irish teacher. Which is actually something my daughter, who is is "grade school" now, does to her teacher. We're a family of smart arses lol
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Reply #4 posted 09/14/21 11:19am

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I was always marked "Courteous and cooperative". It hasn't served me well in life. Courteous and cooperative doesn't get one very far.

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Reply #5 posted 09/14/21 12:55pm

alphastreet

EmmaMcG said:

Not much, to be honest. Although when I went to secondary school (or high school, to Americans) I was the only student in the entire school who could speak fluent Irish and would frequently correct the grammar of my Irish teacher. Which is actually something my daughter, who is is "grade school" now, does to her teacher. We're a family of smart arses lol


That’s cool you know Irish
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Reply #6 posted 09/14/21 3:54pm

EmmaMcG

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alphastreet said:

EmmaMcG said:

Not much, to be honest. Although when I went to secondary school (or high school, to Americans) I was the only student in the entire school who could speak fluent Irish and would frequently correct the grammar of my Irish teacher. Which is actually something my daughter, who is is "grade school" now, does to her teacher. We're a family of smart arses lol


That’s cool you know Irish


According to the census, about 40% of people in Ireland claim they can speak Irish. But in my experience, that's bullshit. I can count on one hand the amount of people I've met in my life that were fluent. A lot of people over here have a very, VERY basic grasp of the language and if you were to ask them if they can speak Irish they'd say "yes". But they wouldn't be able to hold a proper conversation with you. Unfortunately, it's a dying language.
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Reply #7 posted 09/14/21 6:16pm

alphastreet

EmmaMcG said:

alphastreet said:



That’s cool you know Irish


According to the census, about 40% of people in Ireland claim they can speak Irish. But in my experience, that's bullshit. I can count on one hand the amount of people I've met in my life that were fluent. A lot of people over here have a very, VERY basic grasp of the language and if you were to ask them if they can speak Irish they'd say "yes". But they wouldn't be able to hold a proper conversation with you. Unfortunately, it's a dying language.


Aw too bad it’s dying, they don’t teach it in schools?
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Reply #8 posted 09/15/21 1:08am

EmmaMcG

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alphastreet said:

EmmaMcG said:



According to the census, about 40% of people in Ireland claim they can speak Irish. But in my experience, that's bullshit. I can count on one hand the amount of people I've met in my life that were fluent. A lot of people over here have a very, VERY basic grasp of the language and if you were to ask them if they can speak Irish they'd say "yes". But they wouldn't be able to hold a proper conversation with you. Unfortunately, it's a dying language.


Aw too bad it’s dying, they don’t teach it in schools?


They do but only the basics. Just enough to pass an exam. But as soon as the kids leave school that's all forgotten.
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Reply #9 posted 09/15/21 10:20am

alphastreet

EmmaMcG said:

alphastreet said:



Aw too bad it’s dying, they don’t teach it in schools?


They do but only the basics. Just enough to pass an exam. But as soon as the kids leave school that's all forgotten.


Oh wow
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Reply #10 posted 09/16/21 11:59am

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I remember best friends, I remember favorite teachers, I remember running in the bathrooms yelling bloody mary in the mirrors 3x and all kinds of nutty things like that even the petty playground drama but the schoolwork itself not a clue. I never got held back a grade nor put up a grade so I guess I did as well as anyone else.
Time keeps on slipping into the future...


This moment is all there is...
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Reply #11 posted 09/17/21 1:59pm

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I don't know what I did well in but I know how I was rewarded

Smiley face and nice comments on work
Gold stars
Little chocolate bars
Standing up in morning assembly
Wearing a crown
Getting a certificate
Being told how clever I was in class

Ahhh weren't teachers lovely


What do you get at work? more work!
Bah
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Reply #12 posted 09/17/21 2:00pm

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KingBAD said:



alphastreet said:


What are some of your achievements in grade school? Here are mine One of my writing pieces was published in third grade I was a runner up winner at the science fair in grade 4 I won creative writing and young author awards in grade 3 and 4, and spelling awards in grade 5 I was on the honor roll for language arts in middle school I had the highest average in music & computers in high school and got a certificate one year

NONE OF THAT


i never had to go to homeroom


i'd go straight to the pricipal's office...


people thought i was an army bratt because


i had to live in different cities to stay in school...


lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol


lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol




this made me laugh
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Reply #13 posted 09/17/21 2:02pm

coldcoffeeandc
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EmmaMcG said:

alphastreet said:



That’s cool you know Irish


According to the census, about 40% of people in Ireland claim they can speak Irish. But in my experience, that's bullshit. I can count on one hand the amount of people I've met in my life that were fluent. A lot of people over here have a very, VERY basic grasp of the language and if you were to ask them if they can speak Irish they'd say "yes". But they wouldn't be able to hold a proper conversation with you. Unfortunately, it's a dying language.


Irish and Welsh are dying languages. Such a shame. Did you get French at school in ireland? We had to take it for 5 years.
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Reply #14 posted 09/17/21 2:04pm

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StrangeButTrue said:

I was always marked "Courteous and cooperative". It hasn't served me well in life. Courteous and cooperative doesn't get one very far.



You know what? I had a colleague who did very well and I said how do.you do.it and she said I am always compliant. I say yes no problem problem I work out later how to do it. Dso please don't underestimate yourself!
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Reply #15 posted 09/17/21 4:00pm

EmmaMcG

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coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

EmmaMcG said:



According to the census, about 40% of people in Ireland claim they can speak Irish. But in my experience, that's bullshit. I can count on one hand the amount of people I've met in my life that were fluent. A lot of people over here have a very, VERY basic grasp of the language and if you were to ask them if they can speak Irish they'd say "yes". But they wouldn't be able to hold a proper conversation with you. Unfortunately, it's a dying language.


Irish and Welsh are dying languages. Such a shame. Did you get French at school in ireland? We had to take it for 5 years.


Yeah we did French too. I got an A in French but I've mostly forgotten it now. Funny how you can forget that stuff so quickly when you're not doing it everyday.
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Reply #16 posted 09/17/21 7:07pm

alphastreet

coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

I don't know what I did well in but I know how I was rewarded

Smiley face and nice comments on work
Gold stars
Little chocolate bars
Standing up in morning assembly
Wearing a crown
Getting a certificate
Being told how clever I was in class

Ahhh weren't teachers lovely


What do you get at work? more work!
Bah


Yes I also had a teacher who gave out candy if you were student of the week, with a certificate
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Reply #17 posted 09/17/21 7:07pm

alphastreet

EmmaMcG said:

coldcoffeeandcocacola said:



Irish and Welsh are dying languages. Such a shame. Did you get French at school in ireland? We had to take it for 5 years.


Yeah we did French too. I got an A in French but I've mostly forgotten it now. Funny how you can forget that stuff so quickly when you're not doing it everyday.


I used to do very well in French too but lost it though a little bit came back when I visited Paris
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Reply #18 posted 09/18/21 1:28pm

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Language skills , I more or less grew up with three languages

Creative writing

Drawing and painting

Cooking (at home......recognition from friends, not school or teachers)

Workshop skills

I knew how to make slingshots, bow and arrows, repair stuff

I made the best superhero costumes (seriously)

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General knowledge that impressed some teachers, and angered some other teachers

I was known as an avid reader...sometimes the public library would refuse to give me certain books because they thought I was too young (mostly political books, but also psychology)

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This thread makes me a bit sad. neutral

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Reply #19 posted 09/18/21 1:30pm

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EmmaMcG said:

coldcoffeeandcocacola said:
Irish and Welsh are dying languages. Such a shame. Did you get French at school in ireland? We had to take it for 5 years.
Yeah we did French too. I got an A in French but I've mostly forgotten it now. Funny how you can forget that stuff so quickly when you're not doing it everyday.

I used to be fluent in French but these days I barely understand a French movie with French subtitles.

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When you say Irish, do you mean Gaelic? Are Irish and Gaelic one and the same? Sorry for asking a dumb question, I know I could google it but I think you can explain it better.

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"
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Reply #20 posted 09/18/21 1:41pm

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Some of my teachers used to read my stories to the class because they liked them and wanted to share them. I used to write a lot when I was younger but kind of stopped in my thirties.

Do you still write? Are you a professional writer in some capacity?

And if not, do you have any regrets?

What did you write?

I find it interesting that you were good at creative writing and science and computers at the same time. That´s usually a rare combination.

alphastreet said:

What are some of your achievements in grade school? Here are mine One of my writing pieces was published in third grade I was a runner up winner at the science fair in grade 4 I won creative writing and young author awards in grade 3 and 4, and spelling awards in grade 5 I was on the honor roll for language arts in middle school I had the highest average in music & computers in high school and got a certificate one year
" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"
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Reply #21 posted 09/18/21 1:42pm

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StrangeButTrue said:

I was always marked "Courteous and cooperative". It hasn't served me well in life. Courteous and cooperative doesn't get one very far.

That´s true from your perspective but I like and appreciate courteous and cooperative people. I think they make the world a better place.

But yes, it´s often rude and selfish people who kind of make it in life.

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"
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Reply #22 posted 09/18/21 3:38pm

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KoolEaze said:



EmmaMcG said:


coldcoffeeandcocacola said:
Irish and Welsh are dying languages. Such a shame. Did you get French at school in ireland? We had to take it for 5 years.

Yeah we did French too. I got an A in French but I've mostly forgotten it now. Funny how you can forget that stuff so quickly when you're not doing it everyday.

I used to be fluent in French but these days I barely understand a French movie with French subtitles.


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When you say Irish, do you mean Gaelic? Are Irish and Gaelic one and the same? Sorry for asking a dumb question, I know I could google it but I think you can explain it better.



Yeah, Irish and Gaelic are the same, more or less. There are a few different varieties of "Gaelic" though. The Gaelic they might speak in Scotland or the Isle Of Man is not the same as what's spoken here. So the phrase "Gaelic" is more of a catch-all term for a few different but similar languages. Nobody here really calls it "Gaelic" though, for that reason. 99.9% of people just refer to it as Irish or "Gaeilge" (pronounced Gail-guh), which is Irish for "Irish".

Don't worry though, it's not a dumb question. There's a lot of people over here who wouldn't know the answer to that.
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Reply #23 posted 09/18/21 7:18pm

alphastreet

KoolEaze said:

Some of my teachers used to read my stories to the class because they liked them and wanted to share them. I used to write a lot when I was younger but kind of stopped in my thirties.


Do you still write? Are you a professional writer in some capacity?


And if not, do you have any regrets?


What did you write?


I find it interesting that you were good at creative writing and science and computers at the same time. That´s usually a rare combination.



alphastreet said:


What are some of your achievements in grade school? Here are mine One of my writing pieces was published in third grade I was a runner up winner at the science fair in grade 4 I won creative writing and young author awards in grade 3 and 4, and spelling awards in grade 5 I was on the honor roll for language arts in middle school I had the highest average in music & computers in high school and got a certificate one year


Aw thank you, I was not very good at computers, but music & computers, where we could specialize in guitar or keyboard, while using a midi system for recording tracks. I wrote a lot of songs that time and performed one at a holiday assembly, wanted to be a singer that time lol I got into social work as a career but yes I do still write. I’m involved with several poetry communities in North America and have had some poems published this year, which in a way felt like a childhood dream come true! Thanks for asking! What about you, did you get into writing as well? It’s never too late to go back to it
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Reply #24 posted 09/19/21 4:15am

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Captain of the football team smile

There's Joy In Expatriation.
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Reply #25 posted 09/19/21 5:47am

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When I graduated Catholic school (back then it was K-8), I was one of the top three students in the entire 8th grade class. I finished either 2nd or 3rd, don't remember which.

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Reply #26 posted 09/19/21 12:00pm

alphastreet

uPtoWnNY said:

When I graduated Catholic school (back then it was K-8), I was one of the top three students in the entire 8th grade class. I finished either 2nd or 3rd, don't remember which.



That sounds awesome!
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Reply #27 posted 09/19/21 3:30pm

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JDInteractive said:

Captain of the football team smile

JD ! Good to see you here again.

Are you still in Korea?

And do you still play football? wink

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"
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KoolEaze said:

JDInteractive said:

Captain of the football team smile

JD ! Good to see you here again.

Are you still in Korea?

And do you still play football? wink

Hey! Yes, I'm still here. Nice of you to remember. I don't play football now but I do other forms of physical exercise. smile

There's Joy In Expatriation.
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Reply #29 posted 09/19/21 3:35pm

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alphastreet said:

KoolEaze said:

Some of my teachers used to read my stories to the class because they liked them and wanted to share them. I used to write a lot when I was younger but kind of stopped in my thirties.

Do you still write? Are you a professional writer in some capacity?

And if not, do you have any regrets?

What did you write?

I find it interesting that you were good at creative writing and science and computers at the same time. That´s usually a rare combination.

Aw thank you, I was not very good at computers, but music & computers, where we could specialize in guitar or keyboard, while using a midi system for recording tracks. I wrote a lot of songs that time and performed one at a holiday assembly, wanted to be a singer that time lol I got into social work as a career but yes I do still write. I’m involved with several poetry communities in North America and have had some poems published this year, which in a way felt like a childhood dream come true! Thanks for asking! What about you, did you get into writing as well? It’s never too late to go back to it [Edited 9/18/21 19:19pm] [Edited 9/18/21 19:20pm]

I used to write this and that up until my late 20s, early 30s, and after that I occasionally wrote stuff for friends, for example short biographies for their album releases etc. but I stopped pursuing a proper career in literature because I felt like I had nothing to tell, or rather, I don´t really have an audience, and I lost a bit of my vanity, drive and ambition and started questioning my motivation.

I did publish a short story , which was published in a short story collection in book form and was read on the radio, and I had dreams of writing screenplays but these days I´m barely able to fulfill my duties at my job, so there´s that.

Maybe I should start writing again.....it can be therapeutic. wink

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"
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