Lessons Learned From Grade School

Kindergarten

Taking the school bus in Kindergarten was an interesting experience. When you’re that age, you quickly realize that the sooner you sit down on a large moving vehicle, the less likely you are to lose your balance and fall into the nearest kid’s lap (likely an intimidating 5th grader, if…

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Lessons Learned From Grade School

First Grade

I attended the first half of first grade in Nashville, Tennessee in 1998. Back then it was still acceptable for the teacher to use the “paddle” if kids were misbehaving, assuming parents had signed a permission slip. I remember one boy who got in such trouble. He was led out…

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