This two week unit started off like any other, until I remembered that this Friday (November 25) Joe and I would be going on a field trip with the Kindergartners. We wouldn't be at school to take the spelling test so I needed to adjust our homework schedule and spelling test date. I typed up a quick note to send home to the mothers and a new homework schedule packet. I explained that I had made a mistake about this weeks schedule and that the spelling test date would be changed.
Here is my note home:
Hi Mom and Dad,
I am so sorry but I made a mistake with this weeks homework schedule! I forgot that we will have a field trip on Friday, November 25. I have made a few changed to next weeks homework schedule. I have also changed the spelling test to Wednesday, November 23. Thank you, Ms. Stephanie
Yesterday I asked my Jupiter class (three students; Sean, Daniel and Jenith) if they had shown their mothers my note, and what their mothers had to say.
Daniel: "she say it is fine"
Jenith: "Mom just move head up and down."
Sean: "Mom said it is ok that Ms. Stephanie make a mistake because Ms. Stephanie is pretty."
...well I wonder what Sean's mother would have said if she thought I was ugly... :)
*Sean's mother is 35 and his father is 51. Sean often tells stories about shopping in fancy department stores, cleaning ladies, how beautiful his mother is and how he will have a new father someday when his father dies (because of how old he is). If you ask him what his mother does for a living he will respond with; "mom does shopping, drinking coffee with her friends and does exercise".