Our students spend 8 hours a day in our classrooms, and even though I’m not a parent, I can’t imagine not knowing what’s going on. So from Weebly, to Twitter, to newsletters, to YouTube – I want families to be connected.
As you saw above, I do send-out a weekly classroom newsletter. On our newsletter, I include upcoming dates, our high-frequency words for the week, our learning goals, and any reminders for families. At the beginning of the year, I asked parents to choose if they wanted an electronic or paper copy of the newsletter. I currently send out 17 e-newsletters (saved as a PDF), 6 paper newsletters (printed black and white), and put a JPEG of the newsletter on our classroom website so families always have easy-assess to it.
To keep families reading our classroom newsletter, I change out the template every 2 weeks or so. I try to keep the basic outline similar, so it’s recognizable but change out the color and theme. This helps keeps things fresh. You can snag these newsletter templates here.
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