The email said, find your kids name, write a "letter from home" to be delivered along the journey. Put it in an envelope with your kids Oregon trail name then put it in another sealed envelope with the teachers name and have the kid give it to the teacher. It will be fun, the kids love getting a "letter from home" on the long journey on the Oregon trail.
So I got some parchment paper. I cut it and folded it into an envelope. I cut another peice, and eric helped me singe the edges to make it look old and weathered.
And then I went on to write the letter:
You left on your journey. You have now been gone for 4 months. I can't beleive you left me. You left me here alone. You should know, I am with child. YOUR CHILD!!!
Won't that be exciting to open and read to te class!
That will teach the teacher to stop giving the parents homework!!!!!
Just kidding, I didn't write that but I totally wanted to.
I did bring up drinking clean water, dysentery and the dangers of fjording rivers.