children. Most people see the end of the
school year as the beginning of a lovely summer break, a time to relax, undo
some of the rigid schedule, and just plain ol’ have fun!
desires. One may be different though,
the planning of the next school year.
next year’s curriculum. While the school
year is fresh in my mind, I want to be able to go through what worked and what
definitely did not work. I also start to
plan what our schedule will be like when we start our new year.
the school year in most schools, it marks the end of one curriculum for us, and
moving onto the next in July.
next for our kids.
curriculum from Sonlight. This has been
perfect for us because it takes a lot of the planning out of the equation for
me. I get a set of books that we are
going to read and an awesome schedule, which we loosely follow, to go through
the state that we are official homeschoolers.
entirely sure why.
taking homeschool planning a little more seriously than I have in the
but I feel like I need to have better records.
I know that we are accomplishing what we need to.
progress in each of the subject areas.
a scrapbook of sorts, but how do you figure out what exactly needs to be in the
keep, what to throw away, what to stick in a box in the attic for when the kids
have graduated from high school. It
seems a little overwhelming!
part of, and the answers were very encouraging.
While I often think of a portfolio as a comparison of my child to
another homeschooled child, that is not what they are looking for. Instead, the person evaluating the portfolio
is looking for the student to make progress.
They want to see writing samples, book lists, pictures and videos of
projects and field trips. Whatever you
can use to demonstrate that your child is learning throughout the year in the
different subject areas the state requires.
homeschool year, the end, however, I think it is important to know what I
should be keeping and what I can let go of throughout the year.
to keep and what to get rid of with regards to your kids’ schoolwork? Do you put together a portfolio for your
homeschool year, or a scrapbook for your public/private schooled child?