Sunday, January 07, 2007

Homeschool recordkeeping.

A funny post, given the school holidays, I know. But we really do live and learn all the time.

And, when feeling less than stellar, it is my nature to take control - to plan something.

Makes me feel more together.

Tomorrow I am back at work. I thought it would also be a good time to get back to homeschool journaling - keeping a brief record of what we do each day or week.

Why? First, I am required to keep some record for the state. Second, I like having a journal of our activities - for me and for the kids.

I am reluctant to continue with my ad hoc notebook journaling this year.

It just takes too much time.

Blogging may be fun - but not sure if it is formal enough for the BOS regulations. Or that I will be faithful enough. I might try an informal blogging of our activities, though...

Anyway, dh and I have drawn up an Excel document - days of the week across the top, the eight curricula areas along the side. A space for notes at the bottom of the page.

A weekly planner. Except I am not planning but will continue to record what we do, after the fact.

Sample planners/record keepers are available from here.

Lissa blogs about homeschool recordkeeping.

More ideas on homeschool recordkeeping - including emailing your kids with their list of things to do!

An article to read, from Home Education Magazine , on record keeping.


Cindy said...

Like your ideas...

ha ha, though bryan stopped reading any emails I sent as they never had any message he liked. So I fooled him and only sent fun stuff and then he missed out.. so now he will read Mom's emails...

I bet if I sent his TODO List he would never read them again! lol

Leonie said...

IKWYM - not sure it would work here, either, but it seemed a novel idea - might work for some?