Good Evening! I am going to begin student teaching in a 5th grade classroom starting in January. I have actually already taught with my cooperating-teacher before as I had her for a practicum last year and we clicked so well together! I am so excited to be with her and feel I am more confident because I know her and know what I will be teaching. I have a binder with a lot of different activities planned and I am just so excited. A goal of mine is to become more involved with students' parents. This is not something I have experience with from my past as a practicum teacher so I am looking for some ideas. I love creating classroom newsletters and incorporating information on what students will be learning for the week, information about myself and the students, etc.. What are your thoughts on a student teacher doing this? Any other ideas are welcome as well! Thank you!