Each Tuesday I send home students' weekly graded papers for grades from the previous week. When sending these home, I want to make sure that I have it documented that parents have had the opportunity to see their child's work, they have read through my notes as well as had opportunities to comment, and they are aware of their child's progress in my classroom.
The weekly graded papers folder I send home is a simple file folder that is laminated. I have the student's name on the tab as well as a label on the front of the folder detailing information about what the folder contains. Inside the folder, each side has a two-prong fastener. The left side is where I place the students' work. The right side is where I place the weekly graded papers form that I fill out. I write on the folder for parents to please not remove any papers. I have found this the most effective in communicating weekly with parents their child's successes and struggles, keeping up with documentation and communication about students' grades, while also allowing parents to quickly have access to their child's work to review through with them.
Included in this file are the following documents:
1) Weekly Graded Papers form
2) Front Cover Lables - I use Avery large lables to print these on