This product is great for my third graders! They do not have any excuses when it comes to homework and other important information. It is also good because you can customize the information that is most important to you. The secretary is always commenting on how fast we turn in money for items and forms!
We use it to...
*Keep track of daily homework
*Inform parents of upcoming activities and events
*Remind parents when students have to turn in forms or other items
*Tell parents if students need milk or lunch money
*Write notes to parents or from them
*Post upcoming test dates
This is how I use it...
I just fill it out for the week ahead and send it home on Monday. Every afternoon, I put them on the overhead and we fill them out together. I check these every morning as they complete their morning work, and I give a reward (such as a ticket for a prize drawing, etc.) if they have the parent signature and it has been filled out from the day before. I take these up on Monday mornings as I check to see if they have been signed and file them in their individual student files just in case a parent says they did not know about an upcoming test or event. They also reinforce abbreviations for days of the week!