Twitter Users Are Sharing Things They Haven’t Thought Of Since Grade School And The Nostalgia Is Real

Grade school was full of weird things that seemed like the coolest and most high-tech stuff around. It turns out it really wasn’t, we were just still at an age when we were pretty easy to impress.

It’s crazy how quickly our minds forget things when we aren’t faced with them every day, but all it takes is a quick reminder to have all of those memories flooding back. How many of the things on this list do you remember?

You Can Hear The Clicking Of The Nails

Tweet: the original smart board
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara

Before we had projector screens and smart boards, we had these babies and boy were they loud. The humming from those things was enough to drive a person crazy. At least, that’s what I would notice now.

Oh The Masterpieces That Were Made

a picture of Microsoft Paint
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara

RIP Paint. We will never forget the fun we had with you, pretending we could draw and create. Remember when you did a green line at the bottom for the ground and then a blue line at the top fo the sky?

The Heroes Of Our Childhood

a copy of Where The Sidewalk Ends and Rainbow Fish
Photo Credit: Twitter / @yawningemoji
Photo Credit: Twitter / @yawningemoji

Storytime was always a real treat when we heard stories about Rainbow Fish or read poems by Shel Silverstein. They’re probably the reason so many of us thought we could be writers when we grew up.

Only The Coolest Kids Had These Pens

multicolor pens
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara

They were probably also the girls now who would write in their planners at college that they’re reviewing the syllabus that day, but had everything color-coded for good measure.

The Stress Was Too Much

multiplication tables
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara

At least the nine times table weren’t the worst. Did anyone else have a teacher that taught you the trick about using your fingers to multiply by nine? It still comes in handy.

It Was Such A Flex To Let Someone Flip Through Your Collection

a CD flip book
Photo Credit: Twitter / @deportednugget
Photo Credit: Twitter / @deportednugget

The only thing that was dumb about these was where you kept all the cases for your CDs and DVDS. Of course, it was a time when most of us burned them onto blank discs, but still!

The Real Reason No One Liked Gym

Tweet: these smelled SO bad were probably washed once a year
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara

I mean, there were lots of reasons, but this was high up on the list. These itchy, stinky vests that just somehow made you sweat extra, even though they’re made of mesh.

Anyone Else Picturing A Doctor’s Office Right Now?

Tweet: Not necessarily elementary school, but a great memory many of us have.
Photo Credit: Twitter / @kassy_102
Photo Credit: Twitter / @kassy_102

These were fun, no one is going to deny that, but they were also the source of some of the most frustrating moments that can be recalled as a child.

The Greatest High In Life

a tweet about the Scholastic Book Fair
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara

To this day, nothing in life has made anyone feel as amazing as going to the book fair did. Why don’t we still have these? They were literally the only reason any of us put up with school.

If You Didn’t Do This, You Were Weird

a kid withe glue all over her hand
Photo Credit: Twitter / @GaraDabrielle
Photo Credit: Twitter / @GaraDabrielle

At one point in every child’s life, they dipped their whole hand in glue, waited for it to dry and then peeled it off like it was an extra layer of skin.

Our First Commitment To A Better Environment

Tweet: Smencils: not only did they smell good, they were also an environmentally friendly icon
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara

They were saving the planet before it was cool, probably before any of us even really cared that we needed to do our part to look after the environment. Too bad we still don’t have these pencils.

Did Anyone Else Have A Weirdly Hard Time Making These?

Tweet: and let's not forget
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara

Until you knew the secret trick about where to draw the lines and stuff, these were just unnecessarily hard and only the cool kids could draw them all over their notebooks.

Our First-Ever Forgeries

Tweet: This badboy and faking your parent's initials because you forgot
Photo Credit: Twitter / @dommyhilfigerxo
Photo Credit: Twitter / @dommyhilfigerxo

At the time we probably thought we were so clever, but there is no way that our teachers and parents didn’t know what we were up to. Just had to pick and choose their battles.

Were You I Spy or Where’s Waldo?

Tweet: I had a fixation with these books
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Souvie
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Souvie

Either way, hours were passed staring at these pages trying to find those sneaky little pieces that we didn’t notice right away. There were some items on the list that were never even found.

Everyone Was Always So Excited When They Rolled Out The TV

Tweet: This with the lights off in the classroom on a rainy day was awesome
Photo Credit: Twitter / @ashleyyaa
Photo Credit: Twitter / @ashleyyaa

That’s usually because we were going to watch something sweet like Bill Nye or even a movie that wasn’t historically accurate at all, but filled time when teachers didn’t feel like teaching.

Kids Who Did This Are In Jail Now

Tweet: I didn't trust people who did this
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara

Why would you ruin a perfectly good eraser by stabbing it? It just made it look so dirty, and your hands dirty too, when you would use it! What was the point?!

There Was Nothing Better

Tweet: coming back to see your finished product...best feeling
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara

You felt like a true artist coming up to this rack and taking your masterpiece off after it was done drying. Then it was time to take it home to your parents to show it off.

Learning Was Fun Sometimes

Tweet: best part of math
Photo Credit: Twitter / @yajessmiller
Photo Credit: Twitter / @yajessmiller

These little blocks were always a good time, but they also made it really easy to get distracted because of all the fun things you could do with them, right?

The Most Stressful Game On The Planet

a picture of math blaster
Photo Credit: Twitter / @thekaljazeera
Photo Credit: Twitter / @thekaljazeera

It’s honestly surprising that we weren’t all traumatized out of playing video games after using these to learn math. It wasn’t even fun to learn when you were playing these.

Best Friends For Life!

Tweet: Can you start this off for me?
Photo Credit: Twitter / @boricuavibesxx
Photo Credit: Twitter / @boricuavibesxx

Making these were like a weird way to mark your territory when it came to friends. Everyone would make them together and wear them as bracelets or use them for keychains.

These Actually Helped Sometimes

Tweet: pencil grips!
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara

Keeping our fingers comfy was a make or break moment when it came to taking good notes, especially when you had a teacher that talked really fast. They were also a godsend during test time.

The Way We Decided Our Future

a mash drawing
Photo Credit: Twitter / @bloob3rry_
Photo Credit: Twitter / @bloob3rry_

Honestly, the things that we learned from doing this game made it literally feel like our futures were being told and that the outcome was actually our fate. Sometimes it was good, sometimes it was bad.

This Was Always Such A Fun Feeling

kids sitting under a huge tent
Photo Credit: Twitter / @bakerbryson11
Photo Credit: Twitter / @bakerbryson11

It was always fun to feel the tent get heavier or harder to lift with the more air that got underneath it. Then you got to sit and watch it collapse over you?! The best.

Does Anyone Still Remember How To Do This?

paper folded into a triangle
Photo Credit: Twitter / @BradHabuda
Photo Credit: Twitter / @BradHabuda

This is how you would send notes to one another that you didn’t want other people to read. Obviously we thought teachers and parents wouldn’t figure it out, but they easily could have.

The Bears!!

counting bears
Photo Credit: Twitter / @lil_rumblebee
Photo Credit: Twitter / @lil_rumblebee

Did anyone actually use this for what they were meant for? I’m not even sure I knew their original purpose was to be a tool for math. We all just thought they were cute.

Another Future-Telling Device

kid using origami decision maker
Photo Credit: Twitter / @pyramidserum
Photo Credit: Twitter / @pyramidserum

These were actually hard to make, so whoever in your class was good at making them was like some kind of oracle. We relied on them to let us know what our futures were.

Why Don’t We Have Scented Candle Versions Of These Yet?

smelly markers
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara

Oh, wait, because they smelled like they were full of chemicals and gave everyone headaches after a while. They weren’t even that good of markers, come to think of it, were they? They didn’t last long.

Milk Days Were The Best Days

cartoons of chocolate milk
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara

Is it just me or does everyone get a craving for chocolate milk once in a while? Just a nice, crisp cold glass of all the chocolatey goodness that’s also good for your health.

Marker Swords Were Fierce

someone building a marker tower
Photo Credit: Twitter / @MrsShadow759
Photo Credit: Twitter / @MrsShadow759

If you didn’t have scented markers, then you had the stackable markers and you used them to build really unstable towers that would start to fall over almost right after they were built.

The Most Uncomfortable Chairs In The World

Tweet: the static that came from these...
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara
Photo Credit: Twitter / @melmadara

Well, maybe not the world, but they weren’t fun to sit in. The worst part was how it would have little shadows of sweat if it was hot enough and you’d stick to them!