Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Keeping School Records


For someone who isn't particularly organized, keeping homeschool records can be challenging.
What do you keep?
Where do you keep them?
How can I make them more keepsake-like?
What am I required to keep?

Well, first you need to make sure what you are required by law to keep and show.  A quick stop by the HSLDA website should answer all your questions.  But if you already know what's required, then you're on the right track.  My state's requirements are zilch in this area at this time, so papers and records are purely for my personal use.

I have found some great ideas on other homeschooling blogs that I hope will answer all of your record keeping woes:

Confessions of a Homeschooler  A great cover page for possibly a binder record keeper.

Successful Homeschooling  Simple but effective tips to get you started.

Homeschooling Down under  Another Simple but effective record keeping plan

Good Practice Model  Different methods in record keeping

Homeschool Classroom  My favorite blog post.  A homeschool year portfolio (scrapbook/keepsake feel to record keeping) WITH PICTURES!

Busy Little Homemaker  Another homeschool portfolio

As you can tell, record keeping can be as simple or as detailed as you want.  You can opt for "just the basics" and keep them in a 3 ring binder or you can take the same 3-ring binder and make a homeschooling portfolio with your scrapbooking skills.  Either way, keeping records is always a great idea.  You never know when you might need them.

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