For those of you who were in elementary school in the '90s, get ready for some serious nostalgia. Oh, don’t we all wish that we could go back to that simpler time? Kids these days just have too much available to them. All I cared about back then was Beanie Babies and if I had enough pastel-colored gel pens. Anyway, get ready for a trip down memory lane kids.
If you walked into gym class and saw the parachute laid out on the floor, you knew you were going to have a f**king awesome day. There’s something about being encapsulated in a rainbow tent that made all '90s elementary school kids feel so happy.
If you didn’t have these, your hands would bleed as you practiced your cursive. Well, they wouldn’t really. But it did make it more comfortable. By the way, do kids these days still learn how to write in cursive?
During library time, all the kids would fight over the computer to play Oregon Trail. The game was released in the early '70s, but it still was a big hit among us '90s kids. My mother was very proud of me when I discovered what dysentery meant.
Scholastic Book Fair … F**k yeah! When the book fair came to your school it was the equivalent of a week-long national holiday. I wanted to order every single book in that catalog. How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? Hell if I know, but do I want to buy it? Oh, most definitely.
This was the best elementary school dessert in the world. Sometimes the teacher would pass them out during movie time, and it was like ecstasy in my prepubescent mouth. OK, maybe I took that a bit too far. But, they were really, really good.
Every single '90s kid tried to push down all the colors at once. Every. Single. One. You know what? It’s impossible. There is only one opening. Didn’t stop us from trying though. Impossible is nothing.
A lot of '90s kids say that they dreaded using these wall pencil sharpeners because they would be too loud and attract the unwanted attention. I felt differently about them. Well, maybe not during a test. But I would get up to use the pencil sharpener as an excuse to stop doing work for a while. I found sweet, sweet solace in these things.
Some of these scented markers smelled like chemical death. Some were pretty good. [Editor's note: Cherry. Cherry was the best.] But something that was always guaranteed to happen was that you’d get the marker all over your nose.
The mystery of the rectangle pizza. Pizza day was always pretty exciting, but I still wonder what they put in the dough to make the crust taste so much like cardboard. To be honest, I preferred chicken teriyaki day.
If you did not have a Spacemaker, you were officially not cool. The inside of mine would get really gross, though. When I wasn’t using the wall pencil sharpener, I would use my personal one and let all the shavings fall into the box.
When you walked into your classroom and saw this, you knew that you were in for a good time. This was literally the best thing you could see. It gave you an excuse to take a nap and write notes to your pals. Also, if you actually liked the movie, it was a nice break from a regular class.