HELP error in parent email

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  1. XFruitloopsrusX

    XFruitloopsrusX Rookie

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    I sent out an email to parents about the upcoming party we are having in the classroom. We are playing sight word bingo, and I typed site word bingo. I am wondering if I should send an email with a correction or if I should just leave well enough alone. This makes me so uncomfortable. This is the first email I've ever sent to parents. I am a student teacher.
     
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  3. Missy

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    I would ignore it; many parents probably won't even notice it, so why bring it to their attention?

    We all make mistakes!
     
  4. czacza

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    I'm
    Kind of surprised your CT didn't check your email before sending.

    I'd send a follow up email with the spelling corrected.
     
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  5. czacza

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    Send.
    Hate that we can't edit yet!
     
  6. Amanda

    Amanda Administrator Staff Member

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    I know. I can't figure it out.

    Too bad we can't edit sent emails either! haha

    I'd probably send a follow up, personally, because it would drive me crazy. I've seen my kids' teachers misspell words before, and while I understand, it does bother me a bit. If your follow-up email points it out to people who didn't notice, honestly, they won't care. It's the ones that did notice that will appreciate the correction.
     
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    I'm the type to send a self-deprecating follow-up.
     
  8. MissCeliaB

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    When I see errors like that, I assume it was an auto-correct mistake. I know I often type the right word only to have my phone or tablet turn in into something else, so if there's only one or two small mistakes, I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt.
     
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    It happens. For a minor typo, I wouldn't address it with any sort of follow up. If you made a bigger error like putting the wrong date for your back-to-school night, obviously that would require a correction.
     
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