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“Ditto goes to school” (XVII)

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Will they kick me out of school, said Ditto, if I fail the Dibels test? No, said Virginia, they’ll put you in an intervention class an hour a day until you pass the test. What if I never pass? Then you’ll be in intervention forever, said Virginia. Isn’t there any way, said Ditto, I can get kicked out of school?

“Ditto goes to school” (XVI)

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The Dibels tests are tomorrow, said Virginia. Dibels? said Ditto. Yes, said Viriginia, the test that decides if you will be a failure or a success. A failure, said Ditto, in first grade? Yes, said Virginia. That’s crazy, said Ditto, I’m too young to die.

“Ditto goes to school” (IX)

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Your assignment, said the teacher, is to draw an apple.

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Excellent, Virginia!

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No, no, no big-nose! I said an apple! Just an apple!

“Ditto goes to school” (III)

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Bonny told me Ditto started school, said Blurtso. I wonder if his first day was as exciting as my first day at Harvard…

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O.k., said the teacher, who would like to try this one? How about you in the second row, the one with the boxing-glove nose…