Lasting Impressions All the way back to Kindergarten

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Lasting Impressions All The Way Back to Kindergarten

Today was the first school day for our local community kids.  I was reminded of that when on the evening news the Superintendent of Schools was being interviewed.  She was explaining how the use of Smartboards in classrooms were important tools to encourage class participation.  She discussed the day's exercise where she was trying to get the kids to communicate their emotions on going back to school.  With the smartboard, they were able to interact with her to complete the exercize, tracking their emotions.

I remembered my first day of school as a Kindergartener.  My first day was a scary one, something I'd remember always, something that left a lasting impression.  Back in those days, the teachers had more control and discipline within the classroom.  I remember my mother had shared a story with me while growing up.  She told me that when she was in school, the teacher (or nun) would slap the hands of kids that used their left hand to write. 

Well, back to my Kindergarten experience, I remember clearly as if it were just yesterday, the teacher actually banged two kids' heads together.  She was trying to maintain some sense of order in the class.  Two kids in particular were acting up, so she literally took the two kids and banged their heads together.  Unbelievable, right, but it happened, and I'll never forget it.  It put the "fear of God" in me or "fear of your teacher".  Gosh, if teachers reacted that way today, there'd be lawsuits galore.

We've certainly come a long way, and this experience, whether positive or negative, left an impression.  It's unfortunate that the teacher had to use force to get control in her classroom.  I wonder what happened to those two kids and where are they today?

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Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA
Liz Harris Realty - Chandler, AZ
#ChandlerRealEstateAgent

Where I went to school, the kindergarten classrooms were somewhat hidden.  It was either a special entrance or you had to go to the second floor and walk back down on a special staircase to get to them... nightmare of a floorplan if you ask me... anyway, I remember being horribly lost in the building with my mom... not like I wasn't scared enough from the get go!

Aug 15, 2011 04:24 PM
Daniel H. Fisher
www.FisherHermanRealty.com (704) 617-3544 - Charlotte, NC
MCRP - Charlotte Real Estate, NC or SC

I loved kindergarten - especially the singing time, naptime on the cool floor mats and choice of chocolate or regular milk.

Aug 15, 2011 05:14 PM
Susan Gaieski
Water Pointe Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
Director for Social Media & Technology
Liz does sound scary..butvwecsurvived right?
Aug 16, 2011 08:35 AM
Susan Gaieski
Water Pointe Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
Director for Social Media & Technology
I remember that...choc milk was my favorite
Aug 16, 2011 08:37 AM
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Susan I recall kindergarten my BFF and I walked down the street to the church school.  No parents advantages of growing up back then

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Aug 21, 2011 04:23 PM
Susan Gaieski
Water Pointe Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
Director for Social Media & Technology
Lynn I remember we had to go to church first every day then walk to school..could not talk..we had nuns.
Aug 22, 2011 12:41 AM