Memory Lane Friday is a weekly blog carnival where you can blog about your memories and link up. Everyone is welcome. This week's topic is 'A Favorite Subject'.
In my mind, subjects didn't stand out during the grade school years. You were in the same classroom with the same people all day long. Although you switched subjects throughout the day, it all kind of blended together. There was nothing distinctive in it.
So it wasn't until I went to junior high that subjects began to stand individually on their own. And I fell in love with Ms. Roberts's science class. It was Natural Science or something of the sort - the standard 7th grade science course.
I loved everything about it. The black, partnered lab tables. The aquariums with hamsters holed up in little logs. The textbook with it's glossy pictures and charts. Oh, I was smitten.
The first day that really drew me in was when we were studying trees. Ms. Roberts handed out small tree identification guides to all the students in my class (perhaps 20 or so). And then we went outside. It was an early fall day, before the leaves had started to completely turn and tumble. The temperature was mild as we walked around answering tree questions to discover which tree was what. It was like a big mystery to be solved, and I was the detective. I didn't think it could get any better than that, but it did.
The highlight of the year was when we dissected owl pellets. Each student got their own owl pellet, with a guide for identifying the bones found within. Yet another mystery to be solved! I loved extracting the tiny rodent bones from my pellet, lightly brushing off debris with a brush.
(Owl pellet picture courtesy of google images)
With the exception of chemistry (ick) I've always adored science, and I truly think that Ms. Roberts's class paved the way for my appreciation.
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