Graded Papers Situation

I need help figuring out something so please weigh in with your opinion.

It is customary practice in our elementary school to send home graded papers once a week for the parents to look at, sign, and return to school. Parents can also see their child’s grades on our INOW site. I don’t think I have too many parents that do that, however.

Here’s my dilemma.

If I wait and give graded papers back all at one time in a packet it is impossible to go over them with the kids, and since I’m allowing retakes this year on anything, I feel like there’s too much of a delay for them to see what grade they made in each thing. Plus, then they may have several things they want to redo.

But if I give out graded papers one at a time- like English one day, math the next- then it would be a nightmare collecting them back with parent signatures. I already have to keep up with who doesn’t bring them back in a timely manner.

I’ve mentioned not sending them home at all since they can be viewed online, but the other teachers say the parents want to see them to go over them with their child. Actually, I’m pretty dubious about this for most parents.

So I need some kind of system that is good for everyone.

Any ideas???

Who ever knew that teaching would require SO MUCH THINKING??!?!? 🙂