Preschool, Head-start, Kindergarten, grammar school, elementary school, middle school, junior high...whatever you call the education you had before high school, this is the topic at hand.
*What were the names of the schools you attended, and where were they located?
*What grade(s) did you attend at each school? During which years (you may wish to filter this information if you place it online)?
*What were the names of your teachers? Who were your favorites and why? Who were your least favorites and why?
*Do you remember any other staff members (custodians, cooks, bus drivers, administrators, secretaries, etc.)?
*What were your favorite and worst subjects at school, and why?
*What kind of grades did you make?
*Did you walk, ride (bike or auto), or take a bus to school? What memories do you have of going to and from school?
*What field trips do you remember?
*Tell about some guests (musicians, performers, authors, etc.) that visited your school.
*What sports, clubs, musical groups, and/or activities were you involved in?
*What awards did you earn?
*Were you ever punished (demerits, detention, principal's office, ruler, etc.)? Why?
*Who were some of your best school friends? Share some special memories about them.
*Were you ever bullied, or did you ever bully anyone? How was that resolved, or was it ever?
*Tell about any graduation ceremonies you participated in during this time. Did you have a graduation party and/or receive gifts?
School and class photos would make a nice addition to your journal. Don't forget to write captions...just because YOU know who everyone is doesn't mean your descendants will!
Next week, we will naturally talk about high school life. If you are following these journal prompts, by blog, computer, or by hand, please drop me a line at email@example.com.