Monday, August 17, 2015

Classroom Newsletters made EASY!

How often do you send out your classroom newsletter?  In the past, I always tried to send it out weekly.  I wanted parents to know what was going on in our classroom every week...but you know what, it was just TOO MUCH to keep up with.  I'd be running around like a maniac on Monday afternoon trying to type up a newsletter to send home in the kids' folders.  Sadly, the newsletter wasn't that great so I'm sure parents tossed it after a quick glance.  

For me, I'd rather send out a GREAT newsletter once a month or once a grading period.  That is so much more manageable, and I can give parents TONS of useful information in this brochure-style newsletter.  It's time to work smarter, not harder ;)  
I love the trifold brochure style because it stands out from all of the other paperwork that gets sent home.  {Inside page, back cover, front cover}
{The inside}
In my newsletter, I include our learning objectives, reminders, & ways parents can help out or donate.  I like to spotlight students for things like perfect attendance, excellent effort, and superstar students.  Also, give a shout out to the volunteer of the month!  The parents like that ;)  
I usually include the Specials Schedule to remind parents because that's so easy to forget.  When I have extra space, I give suggestions for ways to help at home & random fun facts.  The kids get so excited to read the silly facts when they see the newsletters going home.    
In the comments below, let me know what ya think of my new template.  Also, tell me how often you send home a classroom or grade level newsletter.  Don't forget to include your e-mail.  I'll choose a few winners and send you the template for FREE.  :)  

3 comments:

sarah said...

I love this idea. I too tried every week and it's too much. I do every two weeks but would love to get to once a month like you are doing. The template is adorable. I'd love a copy! :)
smontano9@cox.net

Mandi Nash said...

This is truly amazing! I have tried and tried to find an easier way to handle newsletters in the classroom and never thought of this. This would solve so much craziness and stress. I would love a copy if you're still offering!
mandinash@yahoo.com

Morgan Dunnagan said...

Hi! I love this! I know I'm super late, but I'm a first year teacher and I think this is adorable! If you are still sending out free ones, I would LOVE a copy!

m.dunnagan@gmail.com

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