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When I was in third grade art class we were given a task to draw an outline of one of our shoes (laces included, if any) set on a piece of paper then turn that into something new.

I drew the outline of my shoe, and the laces flitting away, and thought the laces reminded me of the lines that connect astronauts to the space shuttle - so I turned my shoe outline into a "space ship" with astronauts at the end of the lace outlines.

The sin: I covered the background with little dots representing stars.

The art teacher asked me what the dots were, and I responded "stars". She said "no those are dots, not stars". I insisted that this was a space ship in the night sky, and she actually grew incredulous "stars do not look like that" she was clearly agitated and demanded I draw actual stars instead of just drawing dots of varying sizes to represent the stars in the night sky.

I was amazingly confused, and could only think that she was upset that I was not drawing white dots on a black background, but this was not possible due to being given white paper.

Eventually I was told that she wanted me to draw the five-pointy thing, which I thought highly unrealistic because, well, stars did not look like that - they were points of light in the sky.

I recall getting a poor grade for not following directions.

This was pretty par for the course in my schooling.

Date: 2014-08-28 10:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tiurin.livejournal.com
One of my friends got sent to the principal's office by his first grade teacher after she showed a slide of Saturn and said that it was the only planet with rings, and he raised his hand and said "the other three gas giants also have rings, they're just far less noticeable."

Date: 2014-08-30 05:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] q10.livejournal.com
i have no insightful commentary, but i find this story extremely relatable.

Date: 2014-09-01 01:37 pm (UTC)

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