Everyday when we take attendance we ask the students who were absent the previous day if they have a note. I am sure this is just your favorite thing to do,
Sorry for the rambling..... student A brings up the note, hands it to me and says "my mom, she lied". My partner had to get under her desk (I think she was going to pee in a bucket because she was squatting and laughing all at once). I said "what do you mean, she lied", fear must have set in because student A sort of looked like a deer caught in headlights.
The letter said "sick because of an awful sickness, really really really bad sickness, blah, blah blah (I improvised here). So I figured it out and said "were you really sick or were you at....". I am a genius like that! Student A couldn't believe that I knew the truth! So Student A proceeded to say that is what the lie was and there wasn't any sickness.
Moral of the story: Parents, your kids will sell you out to their teachers. Especially a first grader, so don't waste your time with the infamous my kid was on death's door letter, because they will tell us all about their trip to Disney World, LOL!