Middleschool If you work with middle school students, it's always helpful to think back to what life was like when you were in middle school.  I spent some time thinking about it, and here is the list that I came up with:

  • I wanted to be in the NBA.
  • I bought an mp3 player for $300 that held 8 songs.
  • People freaked out about Y2K.
  • Gas cost a little over $1/gallon.
  • I started using AOL Instant Messenger and created my first ever SN: rjgrune2000 still works to this day.
  • I didn't own a cell phone.
  • My computer ran Windows 98.
  • My grandma had this crazy computer called an iMac.
  • People in schools started worrying about school shooting.
  • Pirating music became popular due to a program called napster.
  • Beanie Babies and Tamagotchi were popular for a short time.
  • I made a website dedicated to Britney Spears.
  • A teacher told me I'd make a good pastor someday; I thought she was crazy.
What was your life like in middle school?