Every week I send home a newsletter to parents, letting them know what we will be learning the next week. I even include a challenge, something for the parents to work on with their child over the weekend, or, over the course of the week. If the kids complete the challenge, I will reward them in some way, such as a sticker, school reward, clip up or prize from the treasure box! This is also a great way to remind parents of upcoming events, when book orders, fundraisers, etc. are due, and my favorite, what the weather will look like!
I do teach kindergarten, so this is setup for lower grade levels, but you can modify for whatever grade you teach!