School was my sanctuary. The teachers and my friends became my safe space. . It is where I did well. Where I excelled, except Tumbling Day! Beginning in second grade we had a Homeroom class. Then we went off to either Art or Music where we practiced performances and created backdrops for the school wide production. We also switched between Social Studies and Science. Every student had P.E. everyday. Then after lunch we had library studies, Language Arts and math. Each teacher was an expert in their fields. Lunch was a hot meal in a real cafeteria. It was a wonderful way to learn. Perhaps this is how I fell in love with so many subjects. Here in California we have self contained classrooms where teachers teach all of the above subjects with a range of success.