I remember tons. I wrote an article about it here on RJ. I remember what the rooms felt like on the warm fall days with the windows open and the room being so sunny we didn't even need lights on. And chalk dust, the smell of desk cleaner, the lunch room, and even the putrid scent of pink vomit sawdust. Most of my classrooms were carpteded with this strained carrot orange carpet.
We had hooks in this back room (our 1st grade teacher called it the "cloak room") and we hung our junk in there. I remember the pain in the butt it was in winter to get our boots and snowpants on for recess and lunch recess. Oh and naturally, the reading books, and bulky green screened computers. :D
Wow, that took me back. Remember when everybody had their own little cubbies above the hooks, and they were just big enough for lunch boxes?
I remember one time in first grade, this boy and I both had the exact same lunch box - it was red. The kid took my lunch box home by mistake. I remember it not being where I had left it, and then I saw "my" lunchbox in another cubby, so I took it home. My mom went to clean my lunch box out, and found unidentifiable lunch baggies in it, and realized the goof. I still have flashbacks of being so annoyed and thinking it was so unfair, the next day, when I went to "trade" back lunch boxes, and the boy had left mine at his house. Then he goes and tells me that MAYBE he would give it back. :roll:
Oh, and yes, I agree with you...those snow pants and boots were horrible! Sometimes it felt like by the time you'd get them on, recess would be over. (Well, maybe it wasn't that bad, but when you're that age it sure feels that way!)