Thursday, May 17, 2012

This one time in 4th grade

1.) Share a story from fourth grade. (inspired by Wild Life in the Woods).

I wouldlike to start by saying I was a great kid, .....a good kid.......ok ok I was alright 50% of the time kid but mostly i was a monster. I would like to blame my brother, he didn't set the best example and clearly I was easily influenced by other least that's what I claimed to my mom and dad.
When i was in 4th grade I had the honor of being in Mr. Young's class. the aforementioned brother had Mr. Young the year it's fair to say this teacher knew what was in store for him. I really wasn't bad. I was a school safety, that has to say something for my character. Well it at least says something for my school, they would let any kid step out into traffic to cross kids, they weren't picky.
Mr. Young kept a calendar where he marked down missed assignments. the last week of every month anyone who hadn't missed any assignments received an extra recess. If you missed one you had to sit out for 5 minutes. 2 assignments you sat out for 10 minutes. 3 or watched from the comfort of your desk while your classmates ran around like little nuts outside. needless to say I missed a lot of extra recesses.
I stuff to do and it sure wasn't homework. I was a Girl Scout, took karate classes, and went for a lot of bike rides. homework was just weighing me down. Well after a while Mr. Young sent home a paper to my parents.
Dear Mr. and Mrs. McMean,
Amy has repeatedly missed extra recesses due to large number of missed assignments. I wanted to make you aware that she is consistently missing work, turning in half completed work, and bringing things in late. Please sign and return this sheet to me by (fill in the date here)
Thank you
Mr. Young
Now I WILL never understand why they give these to the students to take home and return. So I did the only thing I could. I SIGNED my DAD's NAME.
Yup. Committing felonies since 4th grade right here ! Looking back it probably wasn't my only choice. Needless to say Mr. Young wasn't fooled AT ALL. And this time he called my parents. Now like i said I was a "good" kid, so my parents sat me down and said
"We know your brother signed the paper, you shouldn't have let him do that."
uhmmmm..............ok. Your right I shouldn't have.....he's such a bad influence on me.
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Diane said...


(Note to self: ask Ryan's teachers to email me instead of sending stuff home.)

Mary Johnson said...

You have just reinforced why I have my son's teachers email me. Great post :)

Shell said...

Yes, this is why email works much better these days!