This is a way to have students work in the beginning of the year on writing complete sentences and reflecting on what they did during the school day with the document going home on Fridays to be signed by a parent and parents can communicate back to the child. It then works on helping the student organize a paragraph to reflect on writing one good paragraph at the end of week. Then, it goes into the student writing it all on his/her own.
I make this into a booklet where it's kept all year long for parents and students to see how they progress on their writing and to keep parent letters back to their child as a journal. I simply write a letter in the first week of school explaining to parents what we are doing.
I also allow students to draw a picture on the back after they write so I don't do the pages back to back but feel free to use what you wish!