If you do not provide your students and parents with a regular newsletter, I can not stress how helpful it is for everyone in the learning process. There are just too many benefits to count. It is really the only way for parents to keep track of where you are and where you are going. It attaches some level of accountability to your parents because they are now informed and can follow along with their student. Students will have opportunity to understand what we have done and where we are headed. It has a tremendous impact on your class planning, it keeps you on pace. If I know I need to have a class newsletter out by the end of month, it keeps me honest and I will have to be prepared for my upcoming month to be able to discuss it in a newsletter. So, the teacher planning benefits of this are huge! Another awesome benefit of a classroom newsletter is those drop in teacher observations. Keep a short stack of these towards the door of your classroom. If any administrators come in for a drop in, give them this month's newsletter. It will definitely score you some points towards your planning and communication portion. Keep your students in the know by providing a class newsletter! Each of these pages contains a template to help you organize the information about class activities, important school meetings and/or schedule changes that are upcoming, homework assignments and projects, test dates, countdowns to vacations, and more! You can also use them to enhance whatever your students are currently studying by providing extra information about the topic.
These newsletter templates can be handwritten or edited with a PDF file editor. We are also working on a few Word newsletter templates and Google Classroom templates. They should be available here shortly. In the meantime, use these teacher newsletter templates with your parents, students, and just to keep yourself organized. If you distribute recognition awards in your class, use the newsletter to announce it. Kids love to see their names in the paper!