I am linking up with Mrs. Patton's Patch again today.
My home communication is pretty simple.
I have all my students keep their daily work in these "Student work organizers."
I have had a set of Lakeshore School-To-Home Organizer for some time now, I just never used them.
This year I decided that I would give it a go as a take home folder. I was afraid they would not hold up to the beating my students give their folders but they are still in very good shape. It has two pockets, & I labeled them just like the picture above. It really helps my students organize their papers. I also like that they are transparent.
My students only bring their folders one day a week, Fridays. On Fridays I collect their previous weeks home work & give them a new packet. At this time they also empty their work organizers & put theri work in the keep at home section of their folder. Their new HW goes into the return to school section.
My packet includes a daily reading log, a longer reading log for the weekend, a sheet where students write their words 3 times each & a sheet where students write their words in ABC order. I hope to post a freebie generic version on A Teacher's Plan soon. Here are a few screen shots.
That is pretty much it. I like to keep it as simple as possible.