Home-School communication is very important for student success, especially in the early elementary grades. Also, research shows that when students are held accountable for their actions, they learn from them.
Here is a form that I use in my second grade classroom. At the end of each day, the students color in a face based on how they feel the day went. This correlates with a behavior tracking clip system in my classroom. I then write a brief comment. The form is sent home in the home-school folder each night, signed by the parent and returned. This is an excellent behavior management tool because parents know to look for it, students know that their actions throughout the day are reflected on their sheet and that there are consequences for not returning the sheet with a signature (in my room, I make a phone call or send an email or text message to the parent to let them know what the sheet said from the previous day). The form is very handy for keeping a record of the students' behavior over time. Documentation! Documentation! Documentation!