Why elementary school? Because grades 1-5 were AMAZING!
But here are the reasons in list form (my favorite type of form!):
1) I was on TV!!!!!! I was chosen to be on the Rosie O'Donnell show as a little 2nd grader living in new york city, as part of her Easter episode. To get on the show I lied and said that Harriet the Spy was my favorite movie, even though I hadn't seen it. (back then that was living on the edge, my middle name isn't rebel for nothing! it's not rebel at all, it's Alyssa) So then I got to be on the Easter episode and we took a limo to the show and got these gigantic gift bags, and I got to be interviewed by Rosie for all of 5 seconds before doing an Easter egg hunt on the stage. I must tell you-- you want to be cool in 2nd grade? GO ON A NATIONAL TELEVISION TALK SHOW!!!
|I made that crazy looking egg, and i'm also wearing my favorite smiley face earrings, YOU KNOW IT!|
|THERE I AM!!!!!! I AM WEARING GREEN CLOTHES AND A LARGE SCRUNCHIE!|
2) I got to ice skate with Bill Cosby. This was another one of those things that I was chosen for. He used to have that show 'Kids Say the Darndest Things', and they pooled a bunch of kids from my school to be on it (people love kids from public school in Manhattan apparently, what are we POOR? HA. HA. HA). I actually spent most of that day crying because I wasn't getting enough attention- and that should have been a glaring red flag to my twitter/facebook days. Either way, another way to be cool in elementary school-- GO ICE SKATING WITH BILL COSBY!
3) I was a bonafied star!!! I was in drama club and got the lead in Peter Pan (yes I was peter, a girl always plays peter it's NORMAL.) And my sister played Wendy, we were like cool twins who starred in the school play, yes our parents were so proud!!!
4) I had a boyfriend for valentines day. 5th grade was the only year of my life I've ever had a boyfriend for valentines day. (see: peaked) It was a pretty serious romance, we even sat near each other on the carpet during reading time in class. we broke up shortly thereafter-- I just wasn't ready to hold hands.
4) I was in ALP. which was this program for smart kids (or for kids who weren't good at math...I can't remember). I made a slide show on Chinese calligraphy which thinking back on it made no sense, and it was in Chinese so I guess we will never know. ALP > AP CLASSES. NOT REALLY AT ALL.
5) I LEARNED TO READ DURING THOSE YEARS! LIFE CHANGING!