I've often wondered how many parents actually read my weekly newsletter. I know they have busy busy lives and some have papers coming home from several different teachers. I continue to send it home in faith though. Surely someone will read it.
I've posted about my newsletter before, but I felt the urge to tell a little bit more about my favorite parts. Plus, Laurie from Chickadee Jubilee shared with me how to post this very cool view of it without taking a picture like I would normally do. Thanks Laurie!
- I always include a quote, because I'm not smart enough to say it like the experts.
- I don't want to get too wordy, but I like to keep parents informed about some of what their reader, writer, speller, mathematician, and thinker will be up to.
- There are always school-wide happenings that I don't want parents to think they never heard about, so I remind them of things not to forget.
- Ask Me About is one of my favorite sections. This is in honor of the many times a child has been asked, "What did you learn today?" and they gave the infamous response of, "Nothing." Oh, huh.
- Finally, when parents turn over the newsletter they get to read a few writing samples. I love sharing these with parents each week. I get to highlight my little authors, the author's parents feel all warm and fuzzy, parents see where their young writer fits into the spectrum of typical writing ability, and maybe, just maybe, parents will not pass up a chance to read my newsletter because they hope their little darling's writing is on the back. Crossing my fingers!