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Each week I send home two very important pieces of communication.  On Monday, my students receive their homework sheet.  It lists their homework for the week, as well as their sight and spelling words.  It also acts a reminder for parents of important dates and our specials schedule.  Students are expected to complete their homework nightly and return it each day. Spelling activities are completed nightly as well, and recorded on the back of the homework sheet. Students turn in their homework sheet on Friday.

The second item sent home is my newsletter, which is sent home on Friday. I keep my newsletter short and sweet.  It includes important dates, reminders, and what we learned during the week, as well as what learning will take place in the future.  I find keeping the newsletter easy to read, ensures that parents will take the time to look it over and stay current.  

Click below to see both documents.

BTW- Can you tell I'm obsessed with fonts? I change them constantly along with graphics. 
I'm such a dork! 



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27 comments

  1. I am a dork too- I love your homework sheet :)

    Jennifer

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  3. Let's try this again!

    I like how you break up your newsletter and let parents know what you are doing in each subject. I also like your weekly hw format! I just posted about my newsletter and HW calendar at my blog too!

    What happens in kindergarten... lasts a lifetime

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  4. I do a weekly newsletter, too, but I think it's time to revamp it a little. Yours is so cute! :)

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  5. I love your homework sheet. Could you send it to me via email so that I could make changes to make it work for my classroom?
    ashleygangloff@gmail.com

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  6. I love your newsletter. I have a silly question though. Can you tell me where you found the borders for each section? I usually use a rectangular shaped box , but I like your dotted line and jagged edges instead. Thanks!

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  7. Those actually aren't borders. It's just a text box like you use, but if you double click on it a box pops up that says" line". You can choose what color it is and also what the line looks like. They have dashed, dotted, etc. :) Hope that helps!

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  8. Those look great! Yours are so cute and have every element. If you don't mind, I was wondering if you could share that in a doc? TIA

    griffiths0528@gmail.com

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  9. Great Communication!! Where do you get your fonts? And can you tell me how to download fonts? I've tried but I'm missing something? Thanks so much!

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  10. If you are sharing, I would love to have them by email as well. Thanks so much!

    danikteacher2@aol.com

    Toadally Awesome in Kindergarten

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  11. I love your newsletter! Would you mind emailing me a copy so that I can edit it for my classroom. I really like how you detail each subjects learning from the week and give a "heads up" of what's to come next week. I also like the idea of sending this home on Friday. So much seems to go home on Mondays at my school. Here's my email boswald@lexington1.net

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  12. I love your newsletter format. I was wondering where you found the zigzag. I know how to make the dashed/dotted and I just went there and that was not an option. I was also wondering too, if you would mind sharing with me your Newsletter so that I can make changes for my newsletter, too!! Thanks so much!
    Robynn robydrer@aol.com

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  13. Hello! I love both your hw & newsletter! I've been teaching 1st grade for 6 years and I want to revamp my homework...desparately!! Can you send me a copy of your homework? (If so, ashleemccormick@ymail.com.) Also, I have some questions - 1) What is your 'nightly reader'? 2) How do you test the weekly sight words? 3) What spelling activities do they use? Okay...sorry for the 21 questions...I just love your work!!! ~Ashlee

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  14. What a great newsletter and homework sheet!

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  15. I love your newsletter! Could you by chance email to me? I would love to use it!! Thanks!!

    alyssajoykuhlman@gmail.com

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  16. I love your homework and newsletter. Would you mind sending them to me so I could adapt them to my classroom? I understand your love of fonts and graphics....I'm a dork to!
    vicky.lippert@yahoo.com
    Thanks. your a very talented person. I love it!

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  17. On my last post between my first name and last name there is a .
    Thanks!

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  18. Great ideas as always! Thank you :-) We also do a weekly newsletter with homework included. We also send home a monthly newsletter that will include the LFS Questions which will give the parents an idea what we will be covering that month. I have posted an example on my new blog if interested.

    Beth
    http://primaryconnections-beth.blogspot.com/

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  19. I love your homework and newsletter. If you are sharing these documents I would love to have them.
    Thanks
    Tiffany
    tiff825@yahoo.com

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  20. Oh my gosh you're amazing! I'm equally obsessed with fonts, so I LOVE LOVE your newsletter and homework sheet! If possible, would you mind sending them to me in .doc format? (sweetpeasandbb@gmail.com) Thanks! Also, I have some of the same questions as above: 1) What is your 'nightly reader'? 2) How do you test the weekly sight words? 3) What spelling activities do they use? 4) What are your consequences/ rewards for completing homework?

    Briana

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  21. LOVE your blog & this homework sheet. Could you email an non-pdf copy so I could make changes to it each week? Thanks!

    mspacman1@gmail.com

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  22. Thanks for the copy! What type of spelling activity's do you put on the list each week?

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  23. If you are sharing, could you email an non-pdf copy so I could make changes to it each week? Thanks!

    sbartoldus@acsd.k12.ca.us

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  24. I love your homework sheet :) Could you an email me a Word copy so that I can make changes to it? Thanks so much!

    Laura
    lpunter@valpo.k12.in.us

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  25. I love the homework and newsletter sheets! Could you send them in an email so that I can edit it to fit my classroom? Thanks so much!
    Rachel
    rschandl@umail.iu.edu

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  26. I too LOVE these sheets!! I'd really love a copy of both so that I could edit...would you send them in an email so that I can edit them? Thanks bunches!!
    Angie
    angiemorgan14@gmail.com

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  27. I would love a copy of your homework and newsletter so I can edit...Please!!!
    mdredmon1@hotmail.com

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