On the north side of the building we had a large field, tennis courts, and a separate building that housed our gym and a couple of classrooms where the PE teachers taught health. The little kids pretty much stayed on the south side of the building and the big kids stayed on the north side. But not always. During lunch, the tennis courts hosted a huge pickup game of prisonball. If you’ve never played before, prisonball is a lot like dodge ball except that if you get hit by the ball or someone catches your ball, you go to the opposite side and stay in “prison” until someone catches a ball and you are set free. We only played with one playground ball, but the game was open to anyone who dared set foot on the court.
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The next day was Friday and we headed for the big city to get the cast. Over the weekend, my teacher stopped by my house to apologize to me and my parents for his behavior. And on Monday morning, he was the first one in my class to sign my “real” cast.