MAJOR STRESSORS OF FIRST GRADE

  1. Assigned lunch tables
  2. Picture day / picture day retakes
  3. Banned books
  4. Invention Convention project & fair
  5. Trying to pretend that I knew what Ohio State was
    I couldn't wrap my mind around the concept of a "buckeye"
  6. Chess Club
  7. Those days when it was too cold to go outside for recess
  8. Halloween
  9. Cheating during spelling tests
    + getting caught
  10. That day we learned about dry ice
  11. Mummification
    / anything Egypt related-- very pressing to me and I expressed my concerns about this to my teachers often
  12. Lack of a class pet