In the past, I have used "Reading Rolls" for homework. The purpose of using a toilet paper roll "Reading Roll" is to aide the children in learning several things that are important for him/her to know by the end of kindergarten. It is also a nice way for the parents to see their child’s progress!
My students loved Katalina Matalina so much that this year I came up with, "Katalina Matalina Homework-alina." This how it works:
Each student has to read his/her “Reading Sheet 1” to thier parents successfully for five separate days (not times) before returning it to school. By successfully, I mean being able to say everything on the reading roll without error. The student will color in one square at the bottom of his/her “Reading Sheet 1” after each successful try. When all five squares are full, they may return the “Reading Sheet 1” for "Reading Sheet 2".
You are able to print off the Reading Roll sheets on my Shutterfly website. http://www.luv2teachk.shutterfly.com/