After seeing this recent post by Mrs. K at The Teacher Garden, I knew I wanted to try out this amazing resource with my kiddos. I had my students work in small groups to put together a classroom newsletter for the month of October’s happenings. Each group had a different topic to focus on: reading, math, science, social studies, specials/clubs, technology, and a recent visit to our classroom by IL Governor Pat Quinn.
Once each group was finished typing up their story, we put the text into Fodey.com and it generated a newspaper clipping. I printed these out and put together a bulletin board for our room. I also compiled all the articles into one newsletter to send home to parents and put up on our classroom website.
My kids LOVED this activity! I now plan on having them do the newsletter each month and changing out the bulletin board so anyone who comes into our room can read about what’s been going on.
Thanks Mrs. K for the awesome idea! If you don’t follow The Teacher Garden, you should go check her out—I get so many great techie ideas from her.:)