What were you like in elementary school?

<p>I kind of have a theory that students who were very driven as kids to excel in school (maybe like me, a kid who couldn't fathom getting a C, EVER) experience burnout earlier on and more severely than other peers...of course that's probably just general knowledge. :b</p>

<p>Were you a goody goody straight-A student in school, or were you a troublemaker, or just a kid?</p>

<p>When I was in elementary school, I was a semi-normal kid. I always did well in school and obeyed the rules. I did normal stuff like playing with friends and watching tv, but I also spent a lot more time in the library reading alone than my teachers thought was normal. The teachers would tell my parents that I was a little too interested in the stock market, science, etc.</p>

<p>I was a huge trouble maker in elementary school. I’m not sure why but I hated listening to my teachers. While I started lots of trouble, I had good grades, and teachers told my parents on several occasions that I was one of the smartest in my class.</p>

<p>I was kind of a goofball. And I was the stereotypical smart-but-lazy kid elementary school through freshman year of HS</p>

<p>Straight A student. Went to two tutoring places even though I didn’t need them. By the end 4th grade, I was learning Algebra. Unfortunately I couldn’t keep up this math pace, and now I’m going into Algebra 2 for my sophomore year. (I cracked and forgot how to subtract and do long division). I barely watched TV; I read instead. I played the violin, cello, and piano (quit in 7th grade), and I did ballet and tae kwon do (quit ballet in 6th grade, quit tae kwon do in 7th).</p>

<p>Simply put, my life was sheer hell, but I’m glad I did it and I also eventually got my black belt in tae kwon do :)</p>

<p>The only thing I regret is quitting cello.</p>

<p>I was that A student that everyone hated because I could sleep, goof off, and skip school half the time and still get the best grades in my class. (Little did they know it was because I read the textbooks in my free time.)</p>

<p>I was pretty rebellious for like a year because I couldn’t stand my teachers.
Then like in 7th grade I just flipped. And turned into a college-freak-must-get-a2400.</p>

<p>I was quiet but socially adept. Now, I’m quiet and socially inept. I think I was a cuter kid back then than I am now. Something went wrong with my development that made me ugly (lol, but it’s true). I was smart but didn’t really stress about my grades. When I got to HS, I decided my grades were worth stressing over. I haven’t changed that much. The biggest changes were my appearance and my self-described religious affiliation.</p>

<p>I would do multi-variable Calculus during my free time while other kids would pick their noses :)</p>

<p>Stereotypical smart but lazy kid. I read a ****ing lot. And liked the history channel.</p>

<p>I was a weird kid, come to think of it…</p>

<p>I wasn’t a very good student actually. I was quiet and always did my work and my teachers loved me although I did not really care at the same time. I could have applied myself a lot better.</p>

<p>I was a loud chatterbox who got Bs quite regularly and a C once, I believe.
Now, I have a 4.0 UW GPA. :)</p>

<p>I agree many students that are bright in elementary school get burnt out by high school. My friend who had straight As in elementary doesn’t anymore in high school.</p>

<p>I was a total Dork…</p>

<p>elementary school is a hard time to think back to for me. I wasn’t really much of a person back then. I was quiet but socially adept, good at math, and I don’t know what else. I think I liked to watch cartoons on saturdays. </p>

<p>oh - i know - and at that time the paracosm my brother and i had created was going strong.</p>

<p>I was smart and I read a lot. I was not yet socially awkward.</p>

<p>I was a COMPLETE nerd and overachiever, but I didn’t even realize I was nerdy because I was friends with everyone in the grade for most of elementary school. I guess you can say I “burned out” when I got a B in junior high, but other than that, I’m still going strong (except senioritis has already hit).</p>

<p>In 5th grade we had to write book reports every other week. I didn’t understand the concept of an “essay,” so the first few of mine were about 3 sentences. I got a C that first trimester. It was traumatizing.</p>

<p>I’d always been just an average kid in terms of smartness. I remember getting Cs on my math tests (not because I didn’t try). I remember there was this advanced program for advanced kids, and my parents didn’t even consider me for it (they even said they were more likely to consider my twin sister, since she was smarter at the time). Then, in 4th grade, I randomly got the highest score on this one math test. Maybe it boosted my confidence enough, because ever since I’ve been very smart. Although I’ve never liked reading, been a fast reader, or really read for fun. I would play with stuffed animals, watch Nickelodeon, and draw in my free time (everyone would always ask me if I wanted to be an artist, hahaha). Oh, and once I saw Legally Blonde when I was seven I was convinced I’d be a lawyer. From 4th grade to about 8th grade, I was obsessed with college and got straight As. Then from 8th to 9th, I decided it was too far on the horizon (wrong time to adopt this mindset!) and I got two Cs freshman year.</p>

<p>A loner/nerdy kid, without any specific friends. I never really achieved a lot either, but in elementary school there’s almost nothing to achieve.</p>

<p>I was a quiet kid who had a small group of friends, but was really nice to everybody. I always loved talking to teachers and trying to make new friends. I would be able to focus really well when I was younger… I remember coming home and just doing math problems or reading for hours. And my mom would tell me to go do something else because I had too much fun and she would get bored of helping me. My teachers would always praise me, say that I was a role model for everybody… That kind of put a lot of pressure on me, I guess, so that’s why my grades slipped a little in middle school. I used to really love math when I was younger but now I’m more of an English/science/computer nerd, still good as math, just not the best anymore.</p>