Parents love to see how their kids are doing in school. This simple chart (two charts per page...not sure if the preview does it justice) allows the teacher to communicate to home how the student's week was (attitude, effort, and conduct). With this I use star stickers (can be found at Wal-mart or any craft store). At the end of each day I call each student back to my table and we have a very brief "conference". This takes less than 10 minutes for a class of 26 students and is well worth the time. It allows me the opportunity to, one on one, tell the kid how proud I am of them for a day well lived or to remind them about better choices and stepping up the next day. The "Star Chart" is stapled to the weeks worth of collected work (graded and non-graded) so families can see into the week of their child. It's signed, returned, and filed away for documentation purposes. It's about communication and accountability. Each week I change the star-related quote to add a little wonder to the families I work with and I never paint a completely negative picture of their child's week at school. There may be areas to work on but there is always incredible abilities and sunshine inside each kid.