Yesterday while composing, editing and posting my previous blog post, I zipped off an email. I was so excited about the idea of teaching an advanced English course, my head was spinning. Today while post-conferencing, my wonderful administrator smiled sideways at me and asked if I had noticed the slip in my email.
With a forged late slip in hand – Ms. Saas is late for class because she was busy chatting with the Boss – I zoomed into Creative Writing class and shared my error.
What a great slip! I gave myself two enthusiastic thumbs up. My kids offered chocolate covered coffee beans, smiles and much unsolicited suggestions for change:
“You need to proof-read your work Ms. Saas”
“You really should conference more Ms. Saas.”
“Edit, edit, edit.”
From: Saas, Cori
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 3:59 PM
To: School Division’s Brilliant and Thankfully Kind Curriculum Consultant
CC: Ms. S’s Principal-ELA Mentor-Boss-Friend-Person.
Subject: Credit/Enchrichment Program Needed
“I would like to offer one of my students… the International Bachelorette program.”