Help with a Newsletter

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  1. kbunch24

    kbunch24 Rookie

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    Jul 18, 2009

    I really want to have a weekly newsletter this year. I have never done this before. Does anyone have a template or some ideas on a weekly newsletter for the primary grades (I teach 1st grade). Thanks!
     
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  3. Lionteacher

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    When I did third, at the top I put each day of the week and then listed any specials, tests, quizzes, and field trips.

    Then I listed each content area and did a brief overview of what we were going to do. Just a couple of sentences.

    Finally I listed questions to help your child review what we did.
     
  4. kbk

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    Hi. I do a weekly newsletter for my 2nd grade. The first year is the hardest and then I just tweak it each year to fit what we are doing. I used the project gallery-learn section in "Word" to find a template that I liked. The newsletter is basically 3 vertical columns. The first column is the calendar of events. The second column is our reading series story, vocab, HFW, and spelling words. The third column is math and science/social studies/field trip news. I close with a large box at the bottom to tie it all together from side to side under all 3 columns to mirror the header that runs across the 3 rows at the top.
    Good luck and remember after the first year it is really just plugging in the changes each week.
     
  5. Missy

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    Mailbox magazine usually has monthly templates on their website for subscribers.
     
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    I use Microsoft Office Publisher to create mine. It has a built in template. However, if you don't have publisher, I think MS word might have a template too. :)
     
  8. Rabbitt

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    I use Word and text boxes.
    I keep my newsletter very brief and to the point as parents really do not take much time to read them.
    I usually have 6 text boxes.
    The topics for each box change weekly but ideas include one text box for:
    important dates (May 3 Spring concert)
    classroom needs (grocery bags, volunteer Thursday 1:00-1:45)
    science (ask your child about our magnet races)
    Language arts (we are studying compound words with Mr. Putter and Tabby)
    Math (Coming soon...multiplication!).
    Current read aloud...Charlotte's Web

    Each text box has a different font and something else to attract attention such as color, clip art, text direction, etc.
     

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