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I used to believe that school was a gigantic house, with no doors or windows ,with just three walls, I thought that the students were together in a big room (regardless of age), and there was just one teacher. I believed this until my first day of school.

Anon
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When I was little I believed that school was compulsory until you got a PhD.

Betsy
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I went to a 'private' Christian school my first two years of school. When I heard people talking about private school, I thought that meant that people would have to knock on the door before they came into the school. Even after I started attending, I kept wanting to tell people coming through the front double doors, "Hey, you're supposed to knock." I never had the courage to speak it though. I realized about 4 years later what it really meant and that belief has always made me laugh.

Amy
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Before I was old enough to start attending school I used to believe that kindergarten was candygarden and that when you went to school there was tons of candy for you to eat.

Marc
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I used to believe that when you circled a letter on a multiple choice the letters couldn't Breathe. I never completely circled them.

Tyler
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I used to think that we'd learn how to read by getting sat down in a weird room someday and having intelligence magically installed into our brains, thus having the power to read everything.

Daisy
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I used to believe that when teachers told the class, "see you next year!" right before winter break, that this meant that we had a whole year off from school. I was later shocked to find out how fast a year went by...

Leah
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When i was little, i used to think that schools did not exist until my kindergarten year and that school was just an experiment to see if its worth it. I use to be extra bad just so they would cancel it and realize the experiment was a fail.

Taylor
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You know the "pink slips" you got when you were bad? When I first heard of them, I thought they would get an actual pink slip - as in women's underwear!

Boomer
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When I was little my first grade teacher told me to add a check next to certain things we agreed with on a hand out. She neglected to add the word "mark" next to check, and the only check I knew of was the one my mom used to buy things with. So I proceded to draw out what a check looked like until I looked around to see why I was taking so long.

Farah
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In preschool, I thought that the letter N came twice in the alphabet- W X Y N Z

Anon
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At school we were told God is inside of us, so when i got pins and needles in my foot i thought it was God vacuming my feet....... ????

Chicco
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I used to believe that getting a tardy slip at school meant you had to wear a leotard all day as punishment for being late.

Matt
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When I was in the early grades, my teacher told us to bring manila folders to school the next day. I thought she said Vanilla folders, so I went home and told my mother than I needed to bring a vanilla folder to school. She had never heard of them, of course, and, after calling several stores asking for vanilla folders (because i insisted that that was what the teacher said), and getting no satisfaction, she finally called the teacher (much to my mortification), and was informed, after the teacher quit laughing, of the correct kind of folder, we had to go into the next town to get them, because my mother was too embarrassed to go to a local store and admit her mistake. I still sometimes make the mistake of calling them vanilla folders.

Dave
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I used to believe that when the south seceded from America, the states physically floated away from the continent.

Rena
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i used to think that techers were actuakky these computer-androids and thats why they knew a lot of things because it was programmed into them and stuff... lol

Alison Wolfsbane
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When I was in kindergarten, sometimes my teacher would make kids stay inside during recess to do "make-up" work. I was always extremely jealous of these kids because I thought make-up work meant you got to play with makeup. I imagined kids sitting around the teacher's desk primping and applying lipstick! Then, after I had chickenpox, I finally had my own make-up work. I was SO disappointed when I realized what it really was!

Ashley
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When I was young, I used to believe that I could do any multiplication problem. 2x2 is 22, 12x10 is 1210. It only seemed logical.

David
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In 5th grade, I had a health test, and one of the questions was "How many hours of sleep per night is it recommended a human try to get?"
Rather than look up the answers in the book while studying, I asked my dad, to which he said "13", joking of course.
I put this as the answer on my test, which I obviously failed. When getting my graded test back, outside of the hours of sleep per night question, my teacher had circled "13" and in bright red markers added "Is this why you are not doing well in school????"

Anon
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When I was younger and we were learning about the world, they showed a map of the world. I always believed that the map only showed one side of the world and I could never understand why I couldn't learn about the other side. Now I'm disappointed that I've learned about the earth and there's no new land.

Anon
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