One of the things that my parents in our classroom look forward to each week is our Weekly Progress Report! In this report I let them know their child's work habits, behavior, effort/attitude! I tend to change the options each week.... only because it's fun! Instead of putting great for each top option, I might put dazzling or sensational... or depending on what awards are on TV I might add Oscar-rific! :) Basically, I like to have fun with the things I send home and I try to connect with my students and parents!
In the report I also summarize what we've been up to, let them know where they're headed, and also any other important announcements! I staple our vocabulary words, important office handouts, etc. to this report.
I then get the reports back on Monday, keep track, pass out an incentive for bringing it back signed, and then file them away!
I also post these on our classroom website for parents to be able to see in case it gets left at school... by accident of course :)
Please note the preview is how it looks with my font of choice (KB Dotty Dot) and the download is an editable file. You can change/add to/delete what you need to suit your needs.
I love this file and really enjoy sending it out weekly!
Happy communicating :) It makes everyone a little happier to be "in the know"!