Parent provides a spiral notebook that goes back and forth from home and school daily in the child's backpack. This provides an easy way to write a note to a parent and to make sure that they know to look for it. The parent can write info to the teacher and this saves lots of time spent on phone calls. I provide a basket for the kids to place their notebooks in each morning. The students also look in the basket at the end of the day when their notebook is ready to be sent home.