The different colors are to see the different subjects; be sure to change it to all black before printing!
The Spanish version may have some English since my students do the work in English even though their parents prefer to read Spanish.
Parents have mentioned that they like the flexibility of this menu and how it fits in with their daily lives.
I'll also add a FREE SPACE box sometimes since there are nights that it's difficult to get to homework.
LOVE that the menu is good for 3 weeks! It goes out on Monday, comes back on Friday, and I will use a colored marker to indicate that I've seen their 4 choices for the week. The 2nd & 3rd weeks I'll use different colored markers.
You can reward or provide your own incentives for homework completion, however I've noticed that not a lot of incentive is needed.
As long as 4 boxes are initialed, 2 of which are physically visible (turned in), the other 2 allow wiggle room. NO STRESS.