To prepare my students for the higher grades when they will be writing their assignments in an assignment notebook, I have them fill out their own homework assignment sheet each week. At the beginning of the week, the students write the date for the week they are starting. Then they write one or two words on the line to tell about their assignment, ie. "page 14" or "spelling." A space for both language arts and math homework is listed for each day.
I only give homework on Mondays through Thursdays, so there is any space for those days. They use the same paper for an entire week. Each day they write their assignments on the assignment sheet and place it in their designated "Homework" folder along with the assignment. Parents love how organized this is and how easy it is to know what their child has to do each night!