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Trouble at School I

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The second incident that I remember from kindergarten was the day that I got in trouble for reading. Mom hired a tutor for me before I started kindergarten, and so I already knew how to read and loved reading already.

However, we were required to “nap” during nap time. We each had our own towel to lie down on. We laid down side by side (about a foot apart) in about three rows. I did not want to sleep. Like others, I had not taken a nap during the day for several years. So, my mom gave me permission to quietly read during nap time at school. Of course, she did not clear that with my teacher!!

I got into trouble for reading during nap time, and when I told my teacher that my mom had given me permission to do that, she said I was lying, and she washed my mouth out with soap!

Well, this is the only time that mom went up to the school before punishing me herself. She talked to the principle, who, I believe, assured my mom that I could read during nap time, and that he would inform the teacher of that. Well, I had no more problems during kindergarten, but that was the last year that teacher was at my school. I think she probably retired, as she was pretty old. At least, in my kindergarten mind, she was pretty old!
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    No teacher would do that today!
    1799 days ago
    I got in trouble for giggling. The boy behind me kept tugging on my hair.
    1799 days ago
    I'm the same way. I love to read. I would rather read than do just about anything else on Earth so I would have been right there with you reading instead of napping.
    1799 days ago
    I got in trouble for playing to rough with the boys. I was used to my older brothers, and still remember the principal telling me if I didn't be more gentle I was going to kill someone. I thought the kindergarten boys were a big bunch of babies.
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