I have been receiving our first-grader’s class email for the last year few weeks, and I think for the first time in a long time I actually found a class newsletter to be useful.
The teacher was very specific about what they are studying in class (short A last week, short I this week) and what skills we can work on at home (counting by 10 but starting at random numbers like 8). That’s useful information. That’s information I can act on.
I follow the school on Facebook so I generally know when special events are, and I guess because both Walsh and Rose spent most of the day with gifted instructors so their class newsletters weren’t particularly relevant. I didn’t care what spelling words the class was working on because that’s not what my kids were working on.
I plan to print out her class emails because there are so many skills the teacher wanted the parents reinforcing at home.
Do you like for teachers to send out class newsletters/emails? Do you actually read them? Do you find them useful? Are you getting your school news other ways?