Over the weekend C. brought home a story she had written in class with instructions for the weekend. We were supposed to read it with her, then rewrite it to take out grammatical errors so she could record it in class on Monday.

Which is a good thing.

Her story, which was based on the Nutcracker, featured one very concerning spelling error. After Princess C.’s brother broke the Nutcracker she received for Christmas, C. took it and “…raped him with cloth.”

When S. read it, she covered her mouth and handed it to me with wide eyes.

When I read it I said, “Hmmm. On top of just being wrong, I bet that would be uncomfortable.”

C. went back to class today with an edited story that featured a Nutcracker that had been “…wrapped with cloth.”

Much better.