The story is narrated by scout finch: she starts with a flashback of when her brother broke his arm. Then she begins to tell her family history, and how that they are the only Finch's who did not stay ar Finch's landing to grow cotton. Scout, Jem and their father Atticus all live in Maycomb, where Atticus works as a lawyer. scout is telling all these memories that hse has of her life so far.
Scout tells about how Dill left to go back home, and then how she is starting school for the first time. Jem is taking her to school, a job usually done by parents, but is now Jem's job. On the first day of school, Scout is hit with a ruler on her knuckles by the teacher after explaining why a boy would not take mobey from the teacher. Then she was told to satn in the corner, she did not have to stand long, because then the luncb bell rang.
At recess, Scout catches walter Cunningham and then shoves his face into the dirt. Jem catches her doing this and makes her stop. Jem then invites walter home for dinner, after they get home and are sitting at the table. Scout begins making a big deal about it, and has a fit. Later that night, Scout explains all the miserable things that happened that day at school.
One day while playing with an old car tire, gets pushed down the street by Jem. Once she realizes where she is, she notices the familiar Radley house front steps, which she has landed in front of sge, also notices something she could have not hear from the sidewalk,and a laugh coming from inside the house
The next morning. Jem and Dill told Scout their plan, Jem was going to give Boo Radley a note. The note asked Boo to come outside and have ice cream with them. Jem hooked the note on a fishing pole. He tried to push it through the window. Dill and Scout were watching to make sure they would not get in trouble. Aticcus caught Jem and told him to leave Boo Radley alone.