You had recess until eighth grade? We stopped having it after elementary. Kind of weird that you had it until the end of middle school. Also, how do you have a confusing schedule in elementary? You stay with the same teacher the whole day, except for PE, or Art or Music, even then, the teacher lead you to the classrooms. They do things a bit strange in schools up in Canada don't they? Actually, I was in elementary school until Grade 8 - no middle school for me (or most people that I know, for that matter). Regarding the schedule, I always had one teacher and one classroom a year all throughout elementary school*. It's not that the schedule was confusing, but that I never bothered to remember it (which is kind of sad considering I should've automatically remembered it after doing it for so long)**. *Well, almost. In Grade 2 I had a gym teacher. Also, my school typically had the Grade 7s and 8s do rotary for one subject with the other class in the grade. In Grade 7, we just had the other teacher come in because the other class had twice as many people as mine (which defeated the entire purpose of rotary). In Grade 8, we didn't even bother. **I switched schools after Grade 4, so there actually was a significant change for me. My old school had Italian and French class, while my "new" school only had the latter. Completely off topic, but I've never heard of an elementary school having Italian class. We didn't have it at my school and I don't know anyone else who did. My primary school had italian classes, didn't think it was that out of the ordinary.