A few years ago, the Chabot ECD faculty surveyed program directors in the community and asked what skills

are important for new teachers to possess. Their #1 answer? Good communications skills, including the ability

to communicate in writing.

Writing is an important part of a teacher's job --writing observations, writing documentation, and writing

communications to parents about what goes on in the classroom, and about children's development.

In this assignment, you are going to get practice writing an article for a parent newsletter, which you can keep in your portfolio as an example of

your work.