Sending Home Papers & Getting Them Back: Boomerang Folders

So you’ve heard of a boomerang, right? You throw it and it comes back to you. This is the basic idea of  Boomerang Folders. You choose one day (or two days) a week and let parents know that the Boomerang Folder will be coming home. STICK WITH THAT SAME DAY OF THE WEEK (unless you notify parents ahead of time). Put all the important papers in that folder and send it home. The expectation is for the folder to come back (with certain signed papers, with a signature on a tracking sheet or whatever your system is). In order for this to work, it’s helpful to teach your class about boomerangs at the start of the year. The best thing is for each kid to have a chance throwing a boomerang. This has been successful in my third grade and second grade classrooms, so I hope it helps you too!

Remember, right click the image below. Choose “save image as” and save it to your computer. Then you can choose the size to print it and glue (or laminate) it to the front of your take-home folders.


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