For those who love to use homework packets, consider purchasing the Homework Tracker. This editable document will allow you to give homework to your students each week with a predictable first page that provides parents with regular communication and the predictability of your homework cycle. Students crave predictability and so do their parents. I have used this tracker for many years. You can literally spend under 5 minutes per week tweaking this document to make professional looking HW packets.
Parents love it, your office staff love it, your principal sees that you are a teacher who wants to reach out to parents regularly.
The Homework Tracker force you to let parents know up upcoming events and topics that will be discussed. It forces you, the teacher, to plan your entire week. But do not fear. The Homework Tracker is yours to customize. Enjoy!