If you were to go through your old childhood room, what treasures do you think you would find?
One Twitter user found her very detailed "Do's And Don'ts For 5th Grade" list tucked away and shared it for all of posterity on Twitter.
It is simply amazing.
in case anyone is starting fifth grade soon, this might help https://t.co/zmkuXHZaWz— jamieloftus 🏂 (@jamieloftus 🏂) 1626136166.0
The list contains some sound advice. For example, #1 on the list: "Do not try out for anything you don't want to do, even though your friends want you to."
And some really great advice for people who need a wardrobe upgrade, #5: "Improve your wardrobe. Wear more sparkles & glitter. More attitude shirts."
Glitter makes everything great! https://t.co/J2EF6e77Yy— Aims Abson 🇨🇦🍁 (@Aims Abson 🇨🇦🍁) 1626634746.0
Evergreen advice #NotJustFor5thGraders https://t.co/HkO6mLmcb1— Critical Bass Theory (@Critical Bass Theory) 1626382445.0
Though Jamie Loftus, the user who wrote the note, did write a bit of a problematic sentence about substitute teachers when she suggested to not "give them the time of day."
Ironically, Loftus wrote that she grew up to be a substitute teacher.
really getting reamed for substitute teacher slander i wrote as a nine year old here, keep in mind that i would grow up to be one lol— jamieloftus 🏂 (@jamieloftus 🏂) 1626208341.0
@jamieloftusHELP I’d like to change number 3. Be nice to your substitute teachers. They’re in a new environment wit… https://t.co/HgcBqoPzMw— The Unagamer (@The Unagamer) 1626190666.0
@jamieloftusHELP I’m dying. “More attitude shirts” and glitter as part of light makeup. We need to start a book of… https://t.co/FDdKEGNXou— Jeannie 🧞♀️ (@Jeannie 🧞♀️) 1626278533.0
@jamieloftusHELP Substitute teachers?? 👩🏫❓Don't give them the time of day 👁️👄👁️💅💅✨— nira (@nira) 1626139631.0
Loftus inspired a few other people to share the lists that they created for themselves before the start of the school year:
@jamieloftusHELP Ah yes. Along those lines, here are my tips for a better you, from 10-year-old me in 1987. (Note:… https://t.co/B2mUCHS1jI— Jeannie 🧞♀️ (@Jeannie 🧞♀️) 1626210199.0
this warmed my heart with all the memories of who i thought i was gonna be back in the day https://t.co/ILXVSNsaLl— bitch pudding (@bitch pudding) 1626218155.0
Same vibes as my 5th grade resolutions 😂😂 https://t.co/3VIznM7udk https://t.co/t1zjSRs1SQ— youna (@youna) 1626213293.0
I feel like I should live by some of these now and I’m 28! https://t.co/6k1u1lHstf— Samanth (@Samanth) 1626203356.0
Coming from a 5th grade teacher - please wear deodorant I’m begging you https://t.co/tOL321q6hZ— shelf butt 🌼 (@shelf butt 🌼) 1626194388.0
For those of us lucky enough to be starting school years in the fall, let's read over this note and decide truly what advice we can still take. More glitter is always great. So is more attitude.
And, of course, don't be afraid to talk to boys. Speak up!