My students are given a white binder at meet the teacher night with all important forms in it, a pencil pouch with a pen for parents to sign important papers and behavior logs, several clear protector sleeves including our monthly behavior sheet, a hundreds chart/alphabet and spelling chart, lunch menu etc. Students bring these binders to school each day and take home each night. Graded work and newsletters go in the binder every Thursday. Parents go through the binder and clean out papers (hopefully hang on the refrigerator), check notes, homework, etc. before the binder is returned to school.