Kicked Out of Kindergarten – School Memory Linky

Jul 14, 2012 | Real Life, Teacher Wisdom | 21 comments

What do you remember about kindergarten or about the grade in which you teach?  Let’s get to know each other a little and link-up or comment below what we experienced in those first critical years!  I’ll go first!

Well… I was enrolled in Catholic Kindergarten… the same school my entire family had gone to for ages.  As a matter of fact, the picture above is the same tree photo most others in my family have!  Little did they know know that Jenni was coming – you can sort of see it in my eyes!

I remember… in no particular order:

  • Biting a child’s finger because he asked me to do it.
  • Running and trying to climb the fence to escape… a lot!
  • Kicking and screaming because they took my pillow away during nap time.
  • Going to the office… a lot more!
  • Having to be pulled from the playground kicking and screaming because I did not want to go in.
  • Having to apologize to the office staff for being bad on a regular basis.
  • And oh yeah… being REALLY mad at my mom because one night at an event she would not let me have any fruit salad!
Needless to say… I was kicked out of Catholic kindergarten and now I am a kindergarten teacher!  
Too funny if you ask me!  Did I learn anything… this I am not sure!  When I moved schools, my new teacher’s name was Mrs. Fox… which I just now realized is going to be my son’s kindergarten teacher’s name this very year!  (Exciting!)  I remember reading books in this class… she had an amazing fort-type library that we got to climb up to go read in.  I also remember doing sight words for some reason… random huh!  They were on rectangular red cards and she would just flash them to us!

What was your kindergarten experience like?

What do you remember?  Comment below.

Hopefully we will get some great stories!


  1. Karlie

    What a great linky idea, so creative!! I tried linking up, but I think something didn’t work. When I added my image it went to like an error page, so I tried again, but then it said I was already part of the linky, but my link didn’t appear. Not sure what’s up:( Hope you can help:)

    We are ALL Special!

  2. Angi

    I wonder what your kindergarten teacher would say now that you are a kindergarten teacher? Your story gives me hope for some of the challenging kids I had in the past. Maybe, one day, one of them will be back at school teaching with me!

    ★ First-Graders from Outer Space ★

  3. Anne Tussing

    Hi Jennifer! The linky is not letting me put up my post:(

    • Jennifer @ Simply Kinder

      I apologize. I fixed it. (I was out all day yesterday to see there was a problem. Try again or I will link you in when I see your post. =) Thanks for linking up!

  4. Anne Tussing

    Fabulous idea! I’ll be linking up soon:) Thanks for sharing your story; it’s hilarious:)

  5. Primary Possibilities

    That is hilarious. You always wonder what those kids turn out to be when they grow up…. looks like you did pretty good!

    Your newest follower,

  6. ~DeAnne~

    I don’t know if I want to reflect back to how I behaved…plus that’s a lot of years to go back!! Ya know, it just shows that kids are just kids. People grown and change! 🙂

    First Grade and Fabulous

  7. It's a Jungle Out There!

    I love your blog! I am your newest follower. I have just awarded you an award. Come by my page and claim it. Also come enter in my TPT Giveaway 🙂

    • Corinna

      I tried to link up, but it won’t let me:( It says I don’t have your link, but I do. Thanks for hosting, it’s nice to see how we have changed and grown!

    • Jennifer @ Simply Kinder

      Oh my goodness Jeannie… that is hilarious! You know… I tend to have a special place in my heart for these kids! Go ahead and bite me, run, or curse at me… it only reminds me of myself and makes me love you more! LOL!


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