Often when you tell someone that you homeschool all year long, they get a look of panic in their eyes! How can you possibly school through the summer? To which we say, how can you not?! Creating a summer rhythm is the key to this year round homeschooling philosophy. Today I will take you through the steps you need to create a summer rhythm for your homeschool. First off, when you commit to … [Read more...] about Creating a Summer Rhythm for your Homeschool
Now that we know our purpose for creating a homeschool portfolio, and we have gathered all the supplies that are needed, as well as figuring out a general idea of what to include, it is now time to start assembling the homeschool portfolio itself. This is probably the part people are looking for most - homeschool portfolio ideas. Having homeschool portfolio ideas gets your creativity … [Read more...] about How to Create a Homeschool Portfolio – Finally Complete
Deciding what goes in your homeschool portfolio is going to be incredibly subjective. It will be determined by the laws in your state as to what is needed. I will be sharing what we include, but you may want to skip some things and add others in. The homeschool portfolio purpose is to show progress for your student during the school year. However, it also is part keepsake for that … [Read more...] about How to Create a Homeschool Portfolio – What to Include
The supplies are probably the favorite part of creating a homeschool portfolio. Why? We all seem to love office supplies, making things look pretty, and generally being creative. However, if you are looking for a more functional portfolio, less about pretty, and really only creating one to convey the progress of a student, we have you covered there as well! The first thing you will need in … [Read more...] about How to Create a Homeschool Portfolio – Supplies
As a homeschooler you most likely have an array of options in order to evaluate your child’s progress each year. Creating a homeschool portfolio is a popular option for many states. Before you start creating your homeschool portfolio, make sure you check with your state's requirements. In Maine we have the option of preparing a homeschool portfolio in order to show progress of our students … [Read more...] about How to Create a Homeschool Portfolio – What is the Purpose?
When we first started homeschooling, I knew that I did not want to follow the “school-at-home” model. The school-at-home model is essentially what you would think of when you think of public school – kids sitting at their desks with a teacher at the front teaching them. I’m not saying this model is wrong, I’m not even saying setting up cute little old fashioned school desks is wrong (I … [Read more...] about How to get out of the Public School Mindset