Monday, December 25, 2006

My 4th Grade Report Card

1940's NYC Report Card
Originally uploaded by savtadotty.
The vonderful Noorster is helping me to albumise my family photo collection, which dates back before 1900. Without her assistance I had nothing but a bookshelf full of old albums plus a wicker trunk full of loose photos. I am happy to report we have reached the 1940's in this project. Even though the volume of photos increases with each decade, so does the likelihood that I know the names of the subjects!

Scattered in amongst the photos are some early letters and a few report cards: here's my 4th grade report, showing the only U (unsatisfactory) grade I ever received in school, for talking too much. I was nine years old and mortified.

You can see my mother's 5th grade report card (1907!) here.


Fred said...

Excellent post. I can still remember my old report cards, too. It was a cardboard form with either a U, S or E. My, how times have changed.

Happy New Year!

Keith said...

Very nice. Old report cards have a way of digging up memories that other things don't even begin to touch.

I was in junior high when a teacher wrote a comment on my report card that I'll never forget:

"Keith needs to learn that he does not know everything."