From now on, I will store all of the work graded throughout the week in the red Student Folders crate. The students do not have permission to take anything out of this or put anything into it. On Thursday afternoons, an adult will staple each student's graded work together, and the student will take it home to review with their parents. Please find a dedicated location at home to keep graded work every week. It can be a drawer, basket, box, etc. with the student's name on it, as long as it is organized and in one dedicated spot. NEVER get rid of graded work until after they receive their report cards at the end of the term. This is important if there happens to be a mistake in the gradebook, then the student can show me it was indeed completed and graded, avoiding the need to completely redo their assignment.
Hopefully this will help with organization and keeping track of student progress. It would be great if parents get into the routine of asking their child(ren) for their weekly packet after school every Thursday, scanning through their work to see how the week went. Having it all stapled together seems so much neater and easier to deal with than loose papers all over the place.
Thanks so much,