I haven't been on here lately, but I notice there are a lot of new Kindergarten teachers on here. First of all congratulations. Kindergarten is a fun grade, You are going to love it. This is also a great place to share ideas and ask questions. To help out the new K teachers, maybe we can post something that works well in our classroom or questions on how to change something that does not work. I will start: One thing that I do that works out is the use of B.E.E notebook. This is a notebook that goes home daily. It has a pencil pouch that parents put money or notes, a folder for work that is done and homework, a behavior calendar, a list of words we are working on. BEE stands for Bring Everything Everyday. I will post more later, but I must bring my son to swimming lessons.