Have you ever wanted to keep parent communication open with student work and performance?
Do you ever wonder if parents see those low grade papers from tests when you send them home?
Here is a product to keep direct communication open between teacher and parents showing student work, graded tests, missed homework assignments, addressing behavior issues on a weekly basis. This is a sure way of helping parents stay in tune with their student's performance and not be surprised of a low grade when report cards come out.
All it takes is to create a filing system of each student work whether it be manilla or individual folders for storing student work on a weekly basis. Place weekly graded papers you want parents to see in this folder.
I pick Wednesday to send home all graded papers from the prior week. I have plenty of time to grade papers whether it be over the weekend or on Monday evenings. Gather all weekly papers and staple this "Wednesday Wrap Up" sheet to the top and send this packet of papers home in their Home folder. Parents will know that every Wednesday to look for this stapled packet of graded papers. Parents and child can view the grade papers or go misbehavior because of the teacher notes left in the comment box of the "Wednesday Wrap Up" sheet. All the parents have to do is make a reply back on the sheet and/or sign the "Wednesday Wrap Up" sheet and return it to school the next day. You get to see that parents are viewing this packet weekly! The next week this top sheet is stapled to the next set of graded papers. This is a great tracking system for homework not being turned in on a regular basis, addressing repeated behavior issues, or trouble areas of learning in a certain subject. Better yet this could be a good area just to comment on how well the student is doing in his/her studies. You may keep the completed "Wednesday Wrap Up" sheets over the school year just for accountability purposes. This method proves worthy of keeping parents informed weekly of their student's progress in school!