The front is also where your child keeps a list of due dates. At the end of each day I have the students pull out their 3-ring binder, open it to the front, go to their assignment list, and add any new assignments they have. As they complete assignments, they get to cross them off. What joy, what a sense of accomplishment, what bliss! (We all know how great it is the knock things off a list!)
Remember, you can also go to the calendar (see the elementary stuff tab) to look for due dates coming up.