Created specifically for an Early Childhood Learning Environment. To save on ink, usually printed in black and white and use the following color code for a visual geared for the early learner.
Green= SMILEY FACE (SUPER JOB)
Yellow= UT OH FACE (HAD DIFFICULITIES)
Red= SAD FACE (HAD A LOT OF DIFFICULITIES)
"Difficulties" are 'deemed' by the educator. In an early learning environment, it is beneficial for the child to be able to see the outcome of behaviors; in a 'childcare' type classroom, the environment is sometimes very busy too during pickup; this will help establish daily communication between the educator and parent.
I believe this too would work for specific individual goals for those on an I.E.P. or involvement in Special Education. The educator could determine again the "difficulty" and the goal for the note could be very specific request or said behavior.