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I rememeber when I was 5 or 6 and my teacher was taking attendance. She told us when she called our name we could either say "here" or "present". I always said present because I didn't realize they meant the same thing, I thought that by saying present we would get a present. I never could figure out why nobody else wanted a present besides me.
When I was younger, around 8 or 9, I believed that you needed to be a certain height to graduate to the next grade. I, being the shortest in my class, was sure I had to repeat my grade until I was the right height. When I cried to my parents about it they assured me that it depended on how smart you were and not your height.
I believed that college was a big room, like an ancient cathedral with amber-colored stained glass windows, and rows and rows of old-fashioned wooden desks where the pews were, and there were rows and rows of grown-ups sitting silently at their desks and writing on papers.
When I was in primary school, we were having a religion class. when my teacher asked me, Where is the Kingdom? Well been from Ireland and living in county Kerry a.k.a The kingdom. I replied "Kerry", thinking that I was great been able to answer a question that had nothing to do with the religon lesson. well he never again asked me another question in that class again.
I used to think that if my mom was late to pick me up from school the teachers would chain me to the fence and go home!
At the beginning of Kindergarten, my teacher told us that each week a student would become star of the week. That night I looked up at the sky trying to figure out which one was actually a kid.
I used to think that if you borrowed someone's pen you would write like them. I always 'lost' mine in 3rd grade to borrow one off the girl with the neatest writing. It never worked though!
In elementary school we had those white fold-up lunch tables. In 2nd grade they folded them up and moved them off to the side of the gym. In Gym class our teacher told us to stay away from them as we ran around the gym because if one fell on one of us she would have to send us home in an envelope. I thought that was true and would be neat to try so I ran close to them. Luckily I didn't try to pull on down on myself.
I was scared to death of the fire drill in 1st grade. I thought a giant drill with a flaming bit was coming for us.
In Kindergarten, when my teacher needed to talk to an adult or allowed us some free time, she would say "you may talk to your neighbors".
I lived in the country and had only a few neighbors, all of whom were older than me. I sat in silence because my neighbors were not in my Kindergarten class. I was extremely jealous of all the other kids because they must have lived in a really cool place to have that many neighbors.
when I was 6, I believed I had to go to school for the rest of my life
when I was in preschool i had a dream that grape jelly came out of an electrical socket in my schools lobby. i got my dream and real life mixed up. during indoor rescess i would sit in front of the socket waiting for the jelly.
My brother was six and getting ready for his first spelling test. He told me he had the system beat. He was going to memorize what was in the book! He seriously believed he was the first person to come up with this way of cheating. I didn't know what to say. I was younger than him, so I didn't know if this was cheating or what.
When I was in the first grade my teacher was teaching the class about our personal space. She asked us where a place that people shouldn't touch us is. I replied that people shouldn't stick their fingers in other people's nose.
I was one of those weird kids who loves going to school, and the teachers would always say I was making progress really fast.
I worried that by the time I was, say, twelve (REALLY OLD), I would have learnt everything there was to know and I wouldn't be allowed to come to school any more.
In the early years of elementary school everyone sat in the same class and sometimes the whole class would move to the gymnasium or to the library. In the higher grades segments of the class would go to Richmond, a suburb of Vancouver where I live. In reality they weren't getting on a bus to go to Richmond, they were going to enrichment classes... and I wonder why I was never invited to go. :)
when I was at juniord school I thought Home Economics was actually spelt Homey Conomics, and actually told the teacher that the sign on the door was wrong as it said H.E.!
Until I was 14 or 15 I really believed there were Truancy Officers who checked up on kids who didn't go to school, to be sure they were really sick.
When I was in kindergarden, I used to believe that the little pieces of concrete in there were dinosaur bones...
I remember that when i was in 6th grade we were taught a lesson on the " man eaters of tsavo-thts some place in africa. The lesson talks about a lady who went out of her hut to answer nature's call and was killed by the tiger. I used to believe that " nature's call meant that the lady heard some bird call out and she went out to answer back the call. Coz as a kid whenever I heard a cuckoo sing I would sing back to it.