Monday, May 21, 2012

Evaluation Time

Some states require homeschool parents to keep records of what their child has done during the year. You might not ever be required to turn those records in, but it is always a good idea to have them filed away just in case. Besides, it is a great way to see the progress or lack of progress your student has made for the year. Even if your state doesn’t require this, you might want a record for yourself.

It is a good idea to keep records showing some of the following:

~Subjects studied
~Grades (if you keep grades) for each grading period, the semester, and the year.
~Mastered skills
~Areas of concern or areas you would like to see improvement
~Resources used
~Field trips taken
~Samples of writing assignments
~Books read by your child or books you read to your child

Monday, May 7, 2012


Trees are great for climbing, shading you on a sunny day, providing fresh air, looking beautiful and so much more. Kids can have fun exploring the trees in their neighborhood on a sunny day of outside learning.

You can do a mini study of trees in your state and then challenge your kids to correctly identify the five or so trees in your town. This challenge can be done as you run errands during the week. The kids will be busy trying to beat their sibling by identifying all five trees before anyone else. School can be fun you know!