I've been so jealous of the fantastically cute classroom newsletters I've seen out in bloggy land. Jealousy isn't a good thing, so I knew I had to do something about it ...
I've always done parent communication letters - a plain old word document, 1/2 a sheet in length, sent out every two weeks - full of information, but lacking that "WoW" factor I push my students to give me. If I keep telling my students "presentation counts", I guess I should ALWAYS be modelling it.
I found an easy, yet perfect, template for Word here. After that, it didn't take me long to write a much better, and much more interesting newsletter for my classroom. So happy with it! I can't wait to send it out tomorrow!