My students have been writing professional emails to me. They had to use a professional tone and format. You know: Dear Mrs. E, please/thank you, and a polite closing.
(This assignment MIGHT have
come about because of an email I received last year from an "A" student.
It said, and I quote, "Hey. I have two D's in your class and I don't
make D's. That needs changed." My response to the student was
essentially, "Dear Student, Oh yes, you did earn two D's. If you have
further questions I will be glad to visit with you. The grades will
change when your work does. Have a nice evening.")
year the students are catching on, but a couple made me laugh. One
signed his nearly perfect email with an emoji that is blowing a kiss.
Not terribly professional, but he seemed to be going for brownie
points. Quite a charmer.
However, that email was better than the student who started his email with "Hell, Mrs. E."
I am assuming that he forgot the "o" on hello.
Or maybe I am just HOPING that he forgot the o on hello.
Think it is a coincidence that they are in the same class? And good friends?
Welcome to my world.