Hi everyone! I was recently hired as a 5th grade teacher. I just graduated so this will be my first year teaching! I have a lot of ideas I want to incorporate into my classroom, but I am struggling to figure out specific details of all of my plans! I want to create a monthly newspaper for my classroom so that families are kept up to date with everything going on during that month. This will also serve as an engaging way to have students looking forward to writing, as they will take turns creating the different articles that will be featured in the newspaper. Writing skills are one of the weaknesses my students face. I was wondering if anyone has done a classroom newspaper before and would like to offer any tips you have for me! How many articles should be included? A fair way to decide who writes in each issue? Specific article topics that could be included? (I was thinking one on each main subject... math, reading, writing, ss, and science.. then also an article featuring "my favorite activity this month was..." and "Next month, I am looking forward to...") Any extra advice or comments would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks in advance.