Things We Grew Up With In Schools That You’ll Never Find In One Today, So Sad

Updated November 16, 2017

You remember your days in the classroom. You spent at least once a week in the library having a chance to check out books. You used chalk when the teacher asked you to come write something on the blackboard. Then, there were the old desks that you just got too tall for too soon. These are all among the many things that you simply cannot find in today’s classrooms. For the sake of nostalgia, take a look at some of the things that your kids will never get to know.

A few schools still have it, but for the most part, today’s kids will not have an opportunity to learn how to twirl a baton in school. This has also resulted in a decrease in majorettes in schools. You still have cheerleaders, but it just is not the same.

Schools used to start the day with a morning prayer and not just the religious schools. However, since diversity is more accepted throughout the country today, morning prayer has since gone away. If you want your kids to experience this, you will have to opt for a Christian or Catholic school.

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Many schools throughout the country and ditching teaching cursive to kids. This has resulted in a national controversy. Younger parents might not quite understand its importance, but for those that spent some time in early elementary school learning this form of writing, it has become a major source of debate.

In today’s world where almost everything is digital, kids are often not being taught in school how to read an analog clock. If you want your kids to be able to read time in this manner, it is something that you will have to teach them at home.

Remember those stamps or cards that came with library books to mark the due date? These are no longer used. They have gone away just like the Dewey Decimal System. Nowadays, kids get receipts with due dates and use a computer to find the books that they are looking for.

Brown paper lunch bags were something kids always had back in the day. However, with the uptick in childhood food allergies, many schools are no longer allowing food to be brought from home. Instead, kids get a lunch card and are stuck eating whatever the cafeteria is serving that day.

This is one of the saddest things, but book covers are no longer common. This is due to books being digital, or many schools cannot even afford books for all of the students. When you have no physical books, you no longer have to worry about covering them to protect them.

The days of getting hit in the face with a giant ball are something most of today’s kids will not experience. At least not at school. This was a game that was common through the 90s, but it is often not played in gym or on the playground anymore because many schools have deemed that it is too violent for kids to enjoy.