Weekly letters to parents can include news about activities the class has been involved in that week, and reminders of special events for the upcoming week. Teachers can also outline current lesson plans and advise parents of upcoming tests or special projects.
Teachers may choose to write a general weekly letter that serves as a newsletter for the classroom or individual letters for each child. General letters usually include information about what the class has been involved in the previous week, what subjects they have been covering in class and any special events that took place, as well as reminders about upcoming events. Teachers frequently include an outline of the following week’s lessons to inform parents about what children should study at home, such as weekly spelling words. Teachers of lower elementary grades may write about the upcoming theme for the following week and include a list of supplies the classroom needs, such as recycled items that are required for crafts.
Letters that are written for each child in the class usually include a report of the child’s progress for the week, including marks he has received on assignments or tests. Missing assignments are also noted. Teachers frequently include a note about something special the child has done in class, such as helping other students or displaying exceptionally positive behavior.