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I used to believe that they secretly had school on holidays and that I was the only one who didn't know.
When I went to pre-school, I thought that the name of it was actually "pretty school". This is how I pronounced it, and how I heard everyone else pronounce it. And I never thought, hey, this isn't where kids go to get pretty or anything like that. That's just what it was called for some reason.
When I was in kindergarten I saw a movie which showed a college lecture hall with hundreds of students all crowded together and only one teacher. I assumed that that's what first grade was going to be like. When I got to first grade I saw that I was wrong, but I still honestly believed that sixth grade was going to be like that.
I used to believe when someone got "kicked out" of school, the principal would literally grab you by the shirt and actually kick you out of the building!
When I was little, I use to think if you missed a day of school, you would be arrested.
Back before I was in public school, when i was in home school, because of various TV stereotypes, I believed that in college, there weren't actually classes. You just took college entrance exams and drank and ate pizza and went to wild parties while you were there. I'm here and I can assure you I'm doing none of those.
When I was in seventh grade, I had to take a keyboarding class, but when they said "keyboarding," I thought they meant piano. I thought it was really weird when I got there and heard computers talking. It was a school for the blind, and computers have speech software. I still didn't realize it was a typing class until I was sitting at a computer. Woops.
One day in first grade I missed a day of school and also that weeks spelling test. The next day my teacher told me I had a make up test and would need to stay in from recess along with another girl in my class who had missed as well. Never missing a test before I didn't know what a makeup test was so with my 6 year old brain I came to the conclusion that the other girl and I had been picked to try on make up to see how it looked. Until recess I was so excited to get to my "make over". I dreamed of pictures being taken, other kids comming in from recess surprised to see me done up. I was also plauged why I was picked how I was picked and the same thing for the other girl. Finally recess came, I walked to my teacher with a great big smile and was puzzled when handed what looked like home work. She stated that it needed to be turned in Monday and I could now sit down to take my test. My dreams of makeup stardom were shaddered.
When my mom told me I would be going to school in a few months, I got really excited. I'd never seen a school before as I didn't have any older siblings and had always stayed home with my mom, so I though the school would be so beautiful, with a big red ribbon tied to the front of the building. On my first day of school, I can remember being very disappointed that that wasn't the case.
when i was 6 my older brother told me there was a secret passage in the floor of his classroom that connected to Disney World! he told me that i couldnt go because i was to young to walk it by myself! i was so upset that i didnt get to hug Goofy...
i used to believe that if i let go of my lunch box in kindergarden, i would lose it FOR SURE. so i always held it with my right hand. so much, that the teacher took a picture of me holding it...every day for a year.
I used to think that in highschool, you had no choice but to disect frogs in science.
My name starts with a K, and when I was in preschool we had our homework graded. Everytime I received an O.K. I thought I was getting a 0%.
when i was little,i always thought that school would be so much fun and i always wanted to go with my brother.
When I was like 4 and in yr 1 we would have to tell our teacher what we were doing for lunch and give her our money to keep for us if we were buying it. However, there were children who didnt give her any money and got these little tokens which they got their lunch with. I was sooooo jealous of these kids as I thought it was like a secret group of which i desperatly wanted to be a part of. It wasn't until years later when this memory came back to me that i figured out that they were the children from poor families who couldn't afford to pay for lunch.
When I was little and first went to school I didn't know yet that I needed glasses to see distances. So when the teacher would write on the board I thought the writing was invisible and that everyone else was able to memorize the things the teacher had written. I wondered why I couldn't remember everything and was too embarrassed to tell anyone.
My dad used to think there was a spanking machine at school. You had to sit in a chair with 2 hand shaped paddles that continued at light speed until the red light turned on indicating you were sore. lol
When I was little, I used to think you had to go to a school that taught you where all the places in the city were. Like you would never know how to get to Target or Toys R' Us unless you took this class...What?!???
I used to believe that the big kids in high school spent all of their breaks jumping rope. When I'd asked my oldest sister what was the best thing about high school, she told me, "Skipping." I didn't know that "skipping" was slang for cutting class. I thought high school must be fabulous because she told me that even the boys skipped...along with the girls! I thought this until I actually started high school in Grade 8. I couldn't figure out why NOBODY was jumping rope. After she finished laughing at me, my oldest sister explain it all to me. I was so disappointed!
As a toddler, I loved the show Spot. There was this one episode where Spot goes to school, and he carries his lunchbox in his mouth, becuase he is a dog.
Well, I actually though it was the proper way to hold a lunchbox, so once when my Mom was out shopping, I saw a lunchbox for sale and put the handle in my mouth. The shopkeeper didn't seem too mad...