typo in email to parents

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  1. teach1

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    I sent a (casual) group email out to all of the families in my class. Immediately after I sent the email, I noticed a grammatical typo (I should have had s' and only had s).

    My first thought was to write a short correction email.

    My SO thinks I am being a wacko and that it's weird if I send a correction email. What would you do?

    p.s. before someone says it, I did proofread but I'm exhausted and clearly wasn't thinking!
     
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  3. Missy

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    Ignore it; I would guess most of them won't notice anyway.
     
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    Let it go.
     
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    Typos happen, and it always seems to be at the worst time! I sent a letter home once with "testes" instead of "tested". I was so embarrassed! A coworker talked about typing her church's bulletin and meaning to type shirt and instead typing....well, you can figure that one out. I don't think you would send a follow up because of the email, but if you send out another email you can refer to it in a joking manner and in the words of Elsa...Let it go...:lol:
     
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    Thanks for the replies :)

    I am trying to let it go but struggling to do so. I'm mainly worried because it doesn't necessarily look like a clear typo (e.g. testes) but instead looks like I don't know when to use an apostrophe!

    Sigh.
     
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    I teach English so I would probably send a corrected email. I feel like I'm always being judged more since it's my content area :lol:
     
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    If you do send a corrected e-mail because you just can't stand it, you can do it in a way that it models learning behavior.
     
  9. teach1

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    I completely understand. I still can't decide :dizzy:
     
  10. teach1

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    How so?
     
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    By indicating a mistake was made and showing you do care enough about accuracy to fix it, it sends a message that accuracy is important. I bet a parent or two will let their child how you corrected your mistake. Others may disagree based on their knowledge of the parents in their school, but I know several parents who would use the correction as a learning experience for their children, especially the kids who don't proofread well.
     
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    Most probably didn't notice it. You should see the horrendous emails I get from parents.
     
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    I'd split the difference and post a correction in my next email to the parents.
     
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    I'd send a correction notice since it's bugging you. Kinda glad it's bugging you because it shows you know the correct way. We once received an e-mail from our kids' gifted teacher with some spelling mistakes. It didn't shine a bright light in our eyes...
     
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    :thumb:

    Not only that, it makes it even worse when that person is taking points off for mistakes and talking about how in the real world things like that aren't tolerated and you could be fired.
     
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    I would mention it in the next email you send. I admit, I do sigh to myself when I get mail from my own child's teacher with errors. But even worse, for me, is when people (teachers!) send mass email without using bcc!!!!
     
  17. teach1

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    I agree. That's a good point.
     
  18. teach1

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    Thanks for all of the additional replies :) I've decided to post a correction in my next email.

    I would guess that some parents didn't notice or possibly didn't even read my email. However, I'm also quite sure that some parents did notice and probably sighed.

    Thanks again.
     
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    I also would ignore it, but I hate when I notice typos! I read emails and letters so many times before I send them, but I still notice typos once and a while.
     
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    I'm the Reading Specialist & I feel the same way. When I was in the classroom, I almost always had a parent or 2 who would catch my typos. :wub:
     

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