Every Thursday I allow my students to clean their desks while I pass back all the graded papers that I've collected during the week. I look over their work carefully and take the time to comment on each and every one. Both parents and students appreciate this kind of feedback. I hand out a large Weekly Envelope for the students' papers. On the front, I've recorded any missed homework for the week. The envelopes are taken home to share with their parents. Families can go over the work and discuss it. Parents sign the front of the envelope to acknowledge they've seen the papers and are aware of any missing homework. The signed envelope is brought back on Fridays. Parents appreciate this weekly update and are free to enclose notes or comments to me.