1. Getting everyone to sign your sweaty school shirt on the last day before summer.

Signed school shirt - Photo credit: Dinky's Decor

Signed school shirt – Photo credit: Dinky’s Decor

2. Putting a buttercup under your chin to see if you liked butter, even though you do like butter the test was important.

Buttercup under chin - Photo credit: Tanith Carey (Daily Mail)

Buttercup under chin – Photo credit: Tanith Carey (Daily Mail)

3. Wearing these stylish school shoes.

School shoes - Photo credit: clogsilk (flickr)

School shoes – Photo credit: clogsilk (flickr)

4. The struggle when your socks lost their supportive band and you had to spend the whole day pulling them up.

A young school girl pulls up her socks - Ähnliche Bilder (getty images)

A young school girl pulls up her socks – Photo credit: Ähnliche Bilder (getty images)

5. Sitting on these chairs and having a sore bum all day, everyday.

Yellow school chair - Photo credit: Susannah Day (pinterest)

Yellow school chair – Photo credit: Susannah Day (pinterest)

6. When the TV was wheeled into the class you knew it was going to be the best day ever. *Warning: This feeling never changes even in secondary school.

School TV - Photo credit: solidlinemediablog

School TV – Photo credit: solidlinemediablog

7. Who remembers this awful book…

Bun go Barr - Photo credit: irishcentral

Bun go Barr – Photo credit: irishcentral

8. …And reading about these noodle heads.

Tara and Ben - Photo credit: The Daily Edge

Tara and Ben – Photo credit: The Daily Edge

9. Coming into school with the heaviest Trocaire box thinking you were a millionaire. Or even better, coming in with two.

Trocaire box - Photo credit: Trocaire (flickr)

Trocaire box – Photo credit: Trocaire (flickr)

10. When you got the tip of the pencil so sharp and it kept breaking. The struggle was real.  

Broken pencil tip - Photo credit: John Maddox

Broken pencil tip – Photo credit: John Maddox

11. Letterland. Never forget. (p.s. can you name them all?)

Letterland - Photo credit: Miss Finnie (Apples for teacher)

Letterland – Photo credit: Miss Finnie (Apples for teacher)

12. The day the random dog came into school and wouldn’t leave the yard. Talk about utter chaos. 

Dog with kids - Photo credit: Noël Zia Lee (flickr)

Dog with kids – Photo credit: Noël Zia Lee (flickr)

13. Being the one who got hit by bird poo during lunch… It was always me.

Pooping on people - Photo credit: cathysvoicenow (wordpress)

Pooping on people – Photo credit: cathysvoicenow (wordpress)

14. When the Capri Sun broke through the pack.

Broken Capri Sun - Photo credit: Robin Edds (student beans)

Broken Capri Sun – Photo credit: Robin Edds (student beans)

15. Or worse, came with no straw.

No straw - Photo credit: asocialjax (funnyjunk)

No straw – Photo credit: asocialjax (funnyjunk)

16. Getting these rotten plastic things for lunch aka Dairylea Lunchables.

Dairylea Lunchables - Photo credit: totoeatstheworld (blogspot)

Dairylea Lunchables – Photo credit: totoeatstheworld (blogspot)

17. Being the chosen one to deliver a message to another teacher in another class.

Kids putting hand up - Photo credit: Greg Hurst (The Times)

Kids putting hand up – Photo credit: Greg Hurst (The Times)

18. Asking “an bhfuil cead agam dul go dtí an leithreas?” before you can go to the toilet.

Boy's toilet sign - Photo credit: Seomra Ranga

Boy’s toilet sign – Photo credit: Seomra Ranga

19. Waiting all year for the Christmas annual to come.

Sonas Christmas Annual 2003 - Photo credit: The Daily Edge

Sonas Christmas Annual 2003 – Photo credit: The Daily Edge

20. No PE class was complete without these bags of joy.

Bean Bags - Photo credit: teaching.com

Bean Bags – Photo credit: teaching.com

21. And these long things.

Balance bench - Photo credit: Continental Sports

Balance bench – Photo credit: Continental Sports

22. And also these stupid things.

Round cones - Photo credit: Viral Media

Round cones – Photo credit: Viral Media

23. Trying to get your alien to have a baby because someone said it works but it never did.

Gooey alien - Photo credit: Hawkins Bazaar

Gooey alien – Photo credit: Hawkins Bazaar

24. Doing your best joint handwriting in this.

Learn to write - Photo credit: School Books Direct

Learn to write – Photo credit: School Books Direct

25. The day you moved from pencil to this bad boy.

Handwriting pen - Photo credit: Tiger Pens

Handwriting pen – Photo credit: Tiger Pens

26. Who remembers the blue ink on this pen thing that never came off?

Ink eraser pen - Photo credit: Tiger Pens

Ink eraser pen – Photo credit: Tiger Pens

27. Word in the yard was the blue side of these rubbers removed ink… It didn’t.

Rubber - Photo credit: solarnavigator

Rubber – Photo credit: solarnavigator

28. Having one of these pens and being the most popular in the class.

Bic four colour pen - Photo credit: pixshark

Bic four colour pen – Photo credit: pixshark

29. Playing with play dough or as we know it – mála.

Mala / Marla / Play dough - Photo credit: Retro Dundee

Mála / Marla / Play dough – Photo credit: Retro Dundee

30. Being a pro at doing this during lunch. “England Ireland Scotland Wales inside outside inside scales”

Elastics - Photo credit: MsKat'sClass (flickr)

Elastics – Photo credit: MsKat’sClass (flickr)

31. Or making one of these to tell the future.

32. Having your birthday in the Giraffe Centre if you lived in Dublin. Every. Single. Year.

Ball pit - Photo credit: Erik Johnson (flickr)

Ball pit – Photo credit: Erik Johnson (flickr)

33. Asking for these on holiday and coming back to be the class Beyoncé.

Braids - Photo credit: Sonya Benham (flickr)

Braids – Photo credit: Sonya Benham (flickr)