4th Grade Memories and Lessons

Fourth grade was a big year for me. I started in London at Herewood House. It was all an all boys school where we wore jackets and ties and the rest of the uniform every day. We played football (soccer) twice a week. It was my first year with Latin.

Over the Christmas Holiday we moved to just outside DC on the Maryland side and I went to Somerset Elementary School. Very weird. There were girls in the classroom, I had to wear weird regular clothes, and they played touch football and baseball, neither of which I really understood.

School-wise, I was years ahead and it was a little dull. We had much more advanced reading, vocabulary, math, and history than the US 4th graders so I drifted around acting like a smart ass.  True.