- Thurgood Marshall
It was a hot Tuesday afternoon in fourth grade. The last period was language arts in mr smiths class. We were all hyperactive little fourth graders wanting get released and go home after a half day. We were all fooling around and having fun. Suddenly mr smith says, for every worldly wise word in this book I get to punch Charlie In the arm. The first time one pops up I jump out of my seat and run behind a swivel chair. He comes towards me, so I push the chair towards him. The chair was moving towards him in slow motion in my head. I first thought it would just slow him down and be funny. The next second I see him attempting to jump over it. The chair was slightly to his left, so when he jumped with both legs spread apart, it his left leg. Aaaaaaghhh!!!!!! He fell over, and had a gash in his left leg bleeding out. I immediately began to think, Recess Recall, or even a Tuesday, but he got up and said he was alright and laughed a little. So I began to cheer up, because he took the situation lightly. This story has been passed down form class to class in his room, as "The Day Charlie Gave Me a Scar."
This is one of the reasons Fenn is such a great place. Mr Smith and I still laugh about it today, and have a close relationship. Many schools teachers would have remembered me as the stupid kid who gave me a scar, and would have probably made my life harder at school, but not at Fenn
What you should never take for granted is having teachers as good as here at Fenn. What we see as normal teachers, are really great teachers. Having teachers that can be your friend and mentor is something many people do not have, and for that, be grateful.