At the start of chapter 2, it's September Dill leaves for Meridian. Which leaves Jem by himself.
Next Jem and Scout have to start in school, Jem is in the 5th grade while Scout is starting the 1st grade. They talk during recess.
In class Miss Caroline is a new teacher that wants to do new things for the class, but Scout knows how to read and write which makes her mad. So the but heads and argue a lot.
Walter Cunningham didnt have any lunch, so Miss Caroline told him to take a quarter and go get some lunch. But he declined because he knew he couldnt pay her back. He had no shoes and he is really poor.
Mr. Cunningham needed to pay Mr. Flinch back but hes poor and didn't have any money. So Mr. Cunningham left a load of stove wood in the back yard, hickory nuts appered on their back steps, A crate of smilax and holly, and a crokersack full of turnip greens.
Miss Caroline had enough of Scout, so she brought her up in front of the class, took a ruler and hit it against Scouts hands. Then made her stand in a corner.