Here are two examples of weekly update message:
Weekly Update Messages
Date: Mon Apr 23 13:16:20 EDT 1990
Subject: Erica/NJ - Update on our projects
Hello to Everyone!
The students in my class are really busy with the surveys
and projects. We are planning to race our tin can race cars on
Wednesday. It is so great to see the students working so hard.
We are sending a long message with student work on Friday. We
will also include our bi-weekly chart letting you know how we
are doing on each of the projects, so this will be a short message.
>>>>>>>>>> To Terry and the students in Palm Springs <<<<<<<<<<<
Terry, you can assure your students that we will be keeping
track of the wind speed here each day. I think we generally
have more than the 10 miles an hour that your students said
was necessary for considering wind energy. Thanks for the
information that you sent.
>>>>>>>> Mrs. Hunt and the students in Baton Rouge <<<<<<<<<<<<<
You must be very busy with your special project with the university.
We are having fun finding machines in nature, once we understood
what you meant. We have your survey posted and we have sent it
around to some of the other classes for their collective
brainstorming. Your good ideas are getting a lot of attention
>>>>>>>>> Good work, Alaska!!!!!!! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
The students from Alaska have been very busy and we are
impressed with all the writing they have sent. Please let
Tanya know that her history of the Alaskan pipeline was
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Special Get Well Wishes for David <<<<<<<<<<<<
We were sorry to hear about David's bicycle accident. We realize
that he was doing his part for the environment by riding his
bike to school. Glad to hear that he was wearing a helmet.
We have just been discussing bike safety. Please send the
address of the hospital and my students will send him some
get well cards.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> School and Parent Involvement <<<<<<<<<<<<<<
I want you all to know that your students' work will be
proudly displayed in the front office. The principal suggested
that we use the bulletin board that is just outside her office.
The kids love running down the hall to post the new messages.
I see kids from all different classes stopping to look over
the pictures. Thanks for sending them.
I never realized how useful this project would be for involving
the parents of my kids. They go home and tell their parents
about your projects and the next thing I know, the parents are
sending materials into the classroom. I just found out that
one of the kids has a neighbor who works at our local power
plant. He volunteered to come to my class and thinks he can
arrange for us to visit him at work. Another student brought
in a model of a windmill that her uncle had designed years ago.
We will be going on break next week but I'll be checking mail
at least once midweek and maybe twice. A friend gave me a
modem and I am going to see if I can get it to work with my
computer at home. Wish me luck!!! Now I must go home or my
two kids will wonder what has become of their mom!
Erica Reilly, Middleton, NJ
And here is a second example:
From: !valleypa012 (Lauren Depuis)
Date: Fri Mar 26 18:37 GMT 1993
Subject: V.F./PA - Weekly Report - March 26
What is it like in your neck of the world?
Our Learning Network class is working on some personal responses
to messages from West Germany. We'll be sending these to the
circle later today or on Monday.
Here is an update from your Pennsylvania reporters-- we are
keeping track of the number of articles we have sent to each
of your sections!
Newspaper Sponsor (location) This Week To date
---------- ---------------- -------- ----------
News CAN 0 2
Opinions WA 1 3
Earth Day NY 2 3
Literature MA 0 5
Sports FL 2 6
Travel AUS 0 1
World Econ. FWG 2 4
Business PA (us) 2 4
I have a group that is working on the information that our
Indiana students have requested, but they are not going to
send it until they are finished with each of the sections.
I suspect that you will not see anything until mid-April,
but I wanted to let you know that WE ARE working on it,
so don't worry. We have sent something for each of the
other sections and I suspect we will continue to send
about 5 finished articles each week. It takes us awhile
to go through the editing process.
Thanks to Jerome, Mary, Patrick, Carlos, and Serrena for
the articles this week! Our editors were excited to see
Lauren Depuis, Valley Forge, PA
to PLANNING THE PROJECTS
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