The newsletter is made with Mac's Pages program. I formally spent a lot of time putting newsletters together, but now I can now create and finish a newsletter during one planning period. It even allows you to save it directly to our website with one click (you don't have to open up iWeb)! I love it.
Regarding long-term projects, I recently borrowed an economic project from a teaching neighbor, our state project plans from Heather Renz in Oregon, our government unit from Scholastic (Easy Simulations), etc. It DOES take a lot of work, but I am hoping it will be easier next year.
And hopefully I will have more to share regarding video conferences shortly. I missed a meeting on Chimerica ( due to parent conferences) which is an extensive agreement to partner up and conference with classes in China. Very exciting stuff!
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