As a child, my number one best friend was the librarian in my grade school. I actually believed all those books belonged to her.
Around 5th and 6th grade I thought Dean Martin was the coolest guy in the world; he was a great singer, had his own television show and acted in movies.
You see, I went to the sixth grade and that was the highest I ever went.
I was involved with drama departments since the 5th grade. I played at it. It was an escape.
I abhor grades - if a child does his best, that's all that should be asked.
I had been writing fiction since I was in eighth grade, because I loved it.
At thirteen I began modeling, doing my first television commercial in ninth grade for Pizza Hut.
I was in seventh grade, and getting a part in Full House was huge. It opened so many doors for me.
It got so bad that by the time I was graduated, the only reading I did was in order to get the grade and the only writing I did was in order to get the grade.
You know, I went to Oberlin. At that time, grades were - you elected to have them or not. It was all of that era where grades were out the window. But I did very well in school. I didn't really study the arts; I practiced the arts.
I grew up taking piano lessons and liking Wagner when I was in second grade.
When somebody turned me on to a Coltrane record around seventh grade, I took up saxophone.
When I was real young I wanted to play baseball. I really loved playing center field, but that was never anything I was really ever that good at. I played up until I was in ninth grade.
After my stellar first grade academic achievements, I continued to perform well in the city primary schools - except for penmanship, which was not my forte.
The ninth grade. I went from 5'9 to 6'8.
I taught sixth grade for three and a half years.
I got into therapy in the fifth grade because I said in a sarcastic way that I was going to kill myself, and they didn't get it then. Nothing's changed.
I was not an outstanding student. I did a reasonable amount of work. I got generally good - pretty good grades, but I was not that passionate about getting straight A's.
I had a very wise mother. She always kept books that were my grade level in our house.
Grades are almost completely relative, in effect ranking students relative to others in their class. Thus extra achievement by one student not only raises his position, but in effect lowers the position of others.
If the Liberals' law is passed, will sex education in the schools, including elementary grades, include the same portrayals of sexual activity which presently exist in heterosexual instruction? Will there be the same presentation of homosexual activity? Of course there will.
Thinking in its lower grades, is comparable to paper money, and in its higher forms it is a kind of poetry.
I have a lot of memories of Falls Church. I went to grade school in Madison Elementary School.
I have a daughter who is a sophomore in college and another who is in the 11th grade of high school.
Running a school where the students all succeed, even if some students have to help others to make the grade, is good preparation for democracy.
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