I was at my daughter's school last night for a book swap event. She wanted to show me her classroom and we went in (the door was wide open and I know it is okay to go into the classrooms).
She showed me her desk, the "cool off" area, the different stations, where the calendar hangs, etc. I noticed a flip chart with a drawing of a flower. It was labeled, "The Parts of the Flower" with the stem, the leaves and the pedals. Yes, the "pedals." I told my daughter that it was wrong and sort of rolled my eyes to myself. I actually was sort of shocked even though the two words are homophones and, I guess, are easy to confuse.
Later I saw the teacher but by that time I had forgotten the misspelling/confusion since it was an hour later. Besides, I was having a good time interacting with the kid and seeing the teacher was a pleasure. We talked and laughed about the bookmarks that my daughter's class had made and were selling at the book swap. (I confessed that I actually made the ones that my daughter had brought in.)
But, would it be impolite to email her and mention the problem? I'm sure she will be tremendously embarrassed but still! "Pedal" instead of "petal"?
This is first grade, by the way.