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When I was a little girl, my mum and dad told me that if I was naughty, I would go to the "naughty girls school" and would point it out when we drove past it. I always thought, gosh that's small, they must just cram them in like sardines. It wasn't until I was 18 and going past it on the bus that I realised it was a Gas Sub Station (those little green huts).

Helen Yates (UK)
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In kindergartern we were told by the "big kids" that if we got sent to the office, we'd get spanked with an electric paddle

Anon
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when I was in grade school I missed school one day and had to stay home. My older sister told me later that day that it was too bad I didn't show up for school because Superman had showed up and landed on the roof.

Anon
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My elementary school had 8 grades with 4 classes each. So when I was 1st grader (1st class accidentally) I used to believe that students have to study every class in every grade. And that was 32 years of elementary school. Imagine my tragedy!

Viktor
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When I was in Junior High our fire alarms had what appeared to be a small hole just below where you would pull the lever down. The story that was spread around was that an ink dye would shoot out when the alarm was pulled, staining the clothes of the person who pulled the alarm. According to the story, if there had been a real fire the school would purchase you new clothes, however if it was a prank you would be caught instantly. I was never real sure about the story but I also wasn't willing to try it either. Good thing since I DIDN'T know at the time that a false fire alarm was a felony.

Easy Ed
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In Iowa, instead of having Kindergarten pre-registration, they call it "Kindergarten Round-up". I remember being very disappointed that there weren't any cowboys or horses there.

me again
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Whenever I took multiple choice tests in elementary school, I would count up the number of A and C answers versus the number of B and D answers. A and C answers were good, but B and D answers were bad. I would get mad if I had more B and D answers, because then they had "won." I also got excited when I took tests with five choices, because E could help out A and C so that they would triumph over the evil B and D.

I had way too much time on my hands.

Anon
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I used to believe that the letter grades in school stood for-A-Excellent(I wasn't a good speller),
B-Bad, C-Cool, D-Dumb, and F-Failing.

Chester Finnigan SnapDragon McFisticuffs
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i thought going to school was getting on the bus and driving round all day until they dropped you off.

Anon
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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.

Z
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I use to beleive...

-when i was in elementary school, i heard this thing that once you were sick and you came back to school you had to take this thing called a "makeup-test" I was so scared that the teachers would sit me in a room and make me put on makeup, so i would stay at school even though i really needed to be home

JJ
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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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When I was in Class 4 in Primary School I was told that when you do Geography in big school, you have to draw the entire outline of the United Kingdom perfectly. Otherwise you would fail and would have go back to Primary School.

jez
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I didn't realize that school attendance was not optional. When asked how I liked my first day in first grade, I replied that it was ok, but lasted too long so I wasn't going back. Was I surprised that I had to go for at least 12 years!

Anon
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Back in primary school, whenever I used to hear about the Head Prefect, I used to think that she was the one who was responsible for checking to see which pupils had nits and lice in their hair.

Mantis
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when i was about 3 i used to think that your age went along with what grade you were in. you were 1 year old in 1st grade,2 years old in 2nd grade,3 years old in 3rd grade, 4 years old in 4th grade ect. ect.

this was reinfored when my dad told me that i wasnt in school becuase i was too smart and not because i wasnt old enough

smartypants
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As I was a child at the age of 2 or 3 years my brother (who is three years older than me) was put to school. So my relatives asked me if I was already keen on going to school, too. My answer must have been quite surprising for them and it was about this:
"No, thatīs not a good place to be - everyone who is put to school looses his teeth."

After all, maybe thereīs really a causal coherence and school is just a enormous tooth-fairy-conspiracy to get the childrensī teeth.


Well, that was a really strange thing to believe in and I wonder if anyone else did!?

Aoul
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When I was in Kindegarden I used to think that first grade or any grade higher than it was like an arcade and I would be able to play arcade games all day.

( I was very dissapionted when I finally went to 1st grade)

Talking Toast
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When I was in elementary, I believed that the term " make-up work ",(the work you owe when you're absent), meant that I would Actually get to play with make-up. Beleive it or not, nothing came along to prove me otherwise until the sixth grade!

Holly
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I grew up in a small town and our Elementary School was one floor (of classrooms) and then had about 15 steps down to a gymnasium. I remember every day that we had Gym class (right up until we left for High School in grade 7) EVERYBODY would skip the third stair from the bottom because it was grey and all the rest were red... the "big kids" told us when we were in kindergarten that if we stepped on the grey step, a monster would kill us the next time we were alone...I remember every time I had to go to the bathroom I would RUN to it, because the stairs to the Gym were right next to the bathroom...and I'd pray the whole time.

So a couple of years ago, I was laying on a boat with a friend of mine (I think I was in grade 11 or 12 and he had been graduated for 4 or 5 years) and we were talking about how much we missed being kids...and he brought up the grey stair! I thought it was funny that EVERYBODY that went to school there knew about it and were scared because it had been passed down for so long.

(I still skip the third stair when I visit the school)

Riley
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