Take home folders are the key to Kindergarten foundational success!
Laminate File folders with the coversheet.
Run Letter ID (back to back on one color sheet)
Run Letter sounds (different color sheet)
--staple these two pages on one side of folder--
Run Numer ID and shapes (back to back on one color sheet)
Run HFW (different color sheet)
Student's take these home weekly and study them. PARENT'S DO NOT WRITE IN THEM, only reinforce skills that need to be worked on. Teacher circles mastered letters, numbers, shapes, words and totals amount in the columns (this is to show growth week after week). I use different color pens to help see the progress made with each testing.
When a student masters an entire section, I let them put a sticker in that sections box on the front cover. This communicates progress with parents or serves as a rude awakening that, "Hey, you child doesn't know this!!"