Mrs. Mugurussa at Time 4 Kindergarten is hosting a Linky Party for Take-Home Book ideas. Here's what I do in my kindergarten class:
1.) My kiddos keep their books (3-4 a week) in their STAR (Stuff To Always Remember) Notebooks. The books are kept in a page protector with a sticker on it to remind parents which day we switch out their books,
2.) I like to have each of my kiddos read their take-home books to me, so I can tell who is reading at home, and I can change the level to meet their needs. To accomplish this I assign each kiddo a day to switch out their books (Tuesday-Thursday). I call kiddos over to read to me during our Morning Work time.
3.) I keep a checklist to keep track of which kiddos have which books.
4.) use Reading A-Z books for Take-Home books. They are leveled and easy to make so it's no biggie if they get lost. My first year I had a ton of parent volunteers so I had them make up a bunch of books which I still have (I even shipped them up to Alaska!).
5.) Our Reading Curriculum (Houghton Mifflin) has phonics readers for each week once we start introduce vowels and CVC words. I send these home as well. I send a note home asking the parents to sign the book when their child reads it to them. When the kiddos bring it back they get a sticker, skittle or get to step up.
Head to Mrs. Mugurussa's Blog to link up