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Back to School Lap Desk Giveaway!

Lap Desk GiveawayWin a FREE Lap Desk by sharing, what’s your favorite childhood school memory? It will automatically enter you to the raffle drawing the end of the month.

A favorite teacher? Favorite sport? A memory from winning a state championship game, or getting into the school of your choice? In the month of August we’re still enjoying summer, but the school year is quickly upon us too. In the spirit of the season, along with our Back to School Sale, Manchester Wood is making this month’s giveaway a FREE Lap Desk with entry by way of commenting on this blog, emailing us (service[at], writing on our Facebook page, or mentioning us on Twitter (@manchesterwood) with answering the question, “what’s your favorite childhood school memory?”

You’ll be automatically entered into to the drawing for the Lap Desk, with the winner announced and contacted on September 1st.

The Lap Desk is ideal for working while sitting in a chair, on the couch, or upright in bed. It blends mobility, comfort, and style with productivity in one compact package. It is also part of our Gifts for U.S. Jobs Collection, which aims to stimulate the domestic economy and boost job creation.

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  • David August 1, 2014, 7:14 am

    My favorite back to school memory is…well, I really can’t think of one. I do remember always looking forward to the old rectangular pieces of pizza in the school lunchroom. Those were awesome to a 9 year old.

  • Jennifer Barr August 1, 2014, 7:23 am

    One of my favorite childhood school memories would be all the fun we had playing at recess.

  • Gena August 1, 2014, 7:31 am

    I guess the best thing about back to school was seeing friends you had not seen since school ended the year before and talking about what you did all summer.

  • Carole S August 1, 2014, 7:35 am

    I remember when my school uniforms for my new school arrived. It was August and I was so excited, not only to see and try on the uniforms, but knowing that I would be starting at a new school that September.

  • Kirsten August 1, 2014, 8:46 am

    Tetherball! And 4 square! I loved playing those games at recess.

  • tracey byram August 1, 2014, 1:01 pm

    My favorite memory was being teacher’s pet in 6th grade.

  • Jeanne August 1, 2014, 2:39 pm

    Getting a special outfit to wear on the first day of school and taking pictures each year.

  • clynsg August 1, 2014, 5:22 pm

    I lived in a very small town and walked to school along a sidewalk that had a large garden fence along it. I still remember the fresh taste of the peas that we picked (always from the sidewalk side of the fence!) and ate on the way!

  • Jean F August 2, 2014, 11:15 am

    It was during the springtime, when the classroom windows were left open, and the scent of the lilac bushes outside, wafted in…

  • Beverly Sherman August 9, 2014, 2:45 pm

    My favorite memory comes from kindergarten! Our teacher, Miss Coyle, showed us how to make our own butter from heavy cream. Imagine a bunch of 5 year olds doing that? What a brave teacher! Next, the entire class set out to a nearby park and ate our homemade butter with crackers sitting on blankets under a huge maple tree. I still remember this fondly after so many years.

  • Rhonda G August 13, 2014, 5:36 pm

    My favorite memory is meeting my BFF to catch the school bus together…ahhh the good old days :)

  • Ron Miller August 23, 2014, 1:13 pm

    I’d say the school lunch yard, 45 minutes every day just hanging…

  • Sarah B. August 23, 2014, 5:33 pm

    The parachute game in P.E. class!

  • Stephen Saunders August 23, 2014, 5:59 pm

    simple times with friends are my favorite memories from the early years. :)

  • Peggy Saunders August 24, 2014, 9:26 am

    My favorite back to school memory isn’t for myself but for my children. I got as excited as they did about going shopping for all the school supplys and backpacks. They were limited to a certain amount of jeans and shirts, always new underwear and socks and new shoes. It was fun.

  • Kathleen Gereg August 24, 2014, 11:22 am

    Working on my Science Fair projects every year-and winning 1st place several times!

  • Gloria August 25, 2014, 8:49 pm

    My favorite memory of my elementary school days is of my walk to school,in fall, wearing long stockings with garters, stopping to pick up a maple leaf for our study of trees; bundled up warm in winter, catching snowflakes on my mittens, marveling at their beautiful designs before they melted; and skipping along in spring, wearing just a sweater, watching birds fly across the old bridge as I ran to greet my friend, waiting on the school steps. Summer came, no school, but walks were to a favorite aunt, or to the candy store to buy bag of licorice. When each fall came again, I was a little older, now taking piano lessons. Walks took me to a schoolmates home, and then back to my home along those same streets. My favorite memory of my childhood elementary school days are the journeys, on the way to learning. Still learning.

  • Claire Pelletier August 28, 2014, 10:37 am

    My favorite childhood memory is going to the rural one room schoolhouse down the road and having my own desk. It was so special to me that I’ll always remember the Christmas gift from my three older brothers: a desk of my own right out of the Sears Roebuck catalog. I still love desks!

  • Susan Hurst August 31, 2014, 10:39 am

    My favorite memory was in 3rd grade,we had SRA reading tools and I couldn’t wait to see if I had progressed to the next color in reading difficulty. It was a real challenge and I still see the cards in my mind.

  • Carie August 31, 2014, 12:17 pm

    Our house was always bustling with the noise of 4 young children. It was hard for me to focus on homework. So , my dad built a desk for me that was put in MY basement. I fondly recall the buzzing of the saw and smell of freshly sanded wood as dad built my special homework desk. Everyday, after school, I’d rush in, get a snack and head down to my “office”. Skates went on my feet and I’d pull out some of my parent’s old vinyl records and skate my heart out with a couple of songs. Around and around I skated. Chuck Berry’s Maybelline was a favorite because I could pick up some awesome speed with its beat. Then, I’d sit at my desk,with skates still on for skate breaks, and do my homework.

  • Arlene August 31, 2014, 2:40 pm

    I’ve been fortunate to have had some of the most dedicate and kind teachers. They all inspired my passion for education, so much so that I became (and still am) a teacher. Mrs. Grey was the first. She was a proud woman who taught a painfully shy 7-year old me that I was smart, creative, and had a lot to offer this world. She worked to imbue all her students with that pride. She didn’t use our first name, but “Miss ____” or “Mr. _____.” In a poor urban neighborhood where our families struggled to get by, Mrs. Grey treated us with respect, reminding us often that we should never forget our own dignity.

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