Activities and Lessons
for Homework and Family Involvement

Student-Written Monthly Newsletters ~
~ Renee Goularte

At the beginning of each month, choose a group of students to publish a newsletter about the classroom, with a deadline for the end of the month. Meet with the students to decide who will report on what, and create a timeline for completion of work. Possibilities include interviews with other school staff, curriculum reports, special classroom news, and student illustrations. Have a parent volunteer do the photocopying.


Weekly Newsletters ~ A relatively easy way to keep parents informed about what's happening in class is to create a template and jot down a few notes at the end of each day about something special that happened that day. Then, on Friday, it's ready for a parent volunteer to make copies for each student to bring home.


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