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.