So I have been reading reading through all the class information packets that got sent home with the sunny girl on the first day of school, and I think I may need to poke a stick in my eye to obtain a little relief. In Prince William County, Virginia, the first week of school is nothing but forms, forms, info packets, forms, and requests for donations.
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Every class has a different set of forms to read through. And all of these freaking forms have to be signed by a parent: "Yes, I realize that my child will be required to attend this class. Yes, I realize that my child is required to wear clothes to school. Yes, I realize that you think my child is a dumbass and comes from a family of litigious dumbasses who will sue you if you don't state categorically that students are required to provide their own pencils."
But today the one form that has particularly frosted my cake is a particular teacher's screed about all the nonsense up with which she will not put. She uses very huffy language (kinda like I'm using now), and I was actually only partially offended by her tone ( I do love a teacher who won't put up with a lot of nonsense).
But my head exploded when I read this: " . . . so keep your electronic devices off and out of site."
People, I get that we are all busy, and everyone makes mistakes or overlooks typos, but come on! --
1. You are a teacher.
2. You are introducing yourself to your students, and should want them to see your best possible self.
3. You are also introducing yourself to their parents.
4. Some of their parents can actually read, and do know the difference between site and sight.
5. You had the whole summer to proofread this document.
6. You would lower the grade of a student who made this mistake.