Big maps of Central and South America were pinned to the wall with letters cut out of colored paper like in elementary school.
Unable to stand the thought of being a waitress another day, I decided to go to Hunter for my MA in elementary Education.
I was very happy in elementary school, less happy in middle school, and very unhappy in high school.
late 14c., "having the nature of one of the four elements," from Middle French elementaire and directly from Latin elementarius, from elementum (see element). Meaning "rudimentary" is from 1540s; meaning "simple" is from 1620s. Elementary school is 1841.