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The Benefits of Creating a Classroom Newsletter (Grades 1-5)

Newsletters are an essential tool of parent/teacher communication, and should be looked forward to each month! Make sure that your newsletter gets read, and put on the fridge with a few simple tricks.
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The Benefits of Creating a Classroom Newsletter (Grades 1-5)
  • Katelyn Ringrose says:
    An edublog allows for quick and direct communication with parents and students. This gives students a place to post remarks, chat with each other, and ask you questions. Having your own class website can also be a significant part of your own professional development as well, it building your teaching portfolio in very direct manner and allows you to keep track of student improvement. Consider having an online gradebook for transparency between students and parents. This means no more having to
  • Katelyn Ringrose says:
    This template for a classroom newsletter is extremely helpful, especially if you feel like you need specific ideas for the layout and content of your newsletter.
  • educationworld.com
    educationworld.com

    Is Your Parent Newsletter the Best It Can Be?

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    Katelyn Ringrose says:
    A newsletter is important for creating a school culture, not just a classroom culture! It can help build a community and this article shows how a few particular schools choose to send out and create their newsletters.
  • Katelyn Ringrose says:
    This is a great tool if you have Microsoft installed, it makes building your newsletter very simple and once you create a template - each month (or week if you choose) can be easily changed and saved. This is good if you want to put the newsletter up online too, as most people who want to open the link will have Microsoft Office.
  • Katelyn Ringrose says:
    I love this explore function on Pinterest that allows me to see what other teachers have done for their newsletters, I get ideas of what to do and what not to do! I love the community aspect of this type of page as well, and it's fun to see what types of events are going on in other Elementary schools!
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    teachhub.com

    Effective Communication via a Classroom Newsletter

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    Katelyn Ringrose says:
    This article creates an outline of what your newsletter should say, and not say. I'm an overthinker for this kind of thing, so this helps me keep streamlined and on task.
  • Katelyn Ringrose says:
    If you're tech savvy, or if your school is focused on going green - building a website for your class is a good way to keep in touch with parents without wasting paper. You can also create an area for your students to turn in assignments. This is handy if they will be absent for any reason. Creating a one-touch messaging system is great for parents who want to contact you as well. I love having an open dialogue between parents and myself, and having a website to direct them through is amazing.
  • Katelyn Ringrose says:
    Choose a theme for your newsletter, I love this Cat in the Hat theme myself. Having your class vote on a theme is a fun way to keep your students interested in creating a fun classroom culture.