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I am not the most organized person in the world, anyone that knows me will tell you that. I am, however, on the internet ALL the time. So I have decided to make the Portfolio into a website. This way nothing can get lost, as it will be put on the site at the end of each day. Now, I can't tell you how this works, I have not begun to homeschool yet. I am wondering how you do it? What are your organization tips?
A web site is a nice idea. Plenty of people on here keep a blog. But as to a regular site I have no ideas how you go about that, sorry.
I would still keep some paper work. Simply keep any that you think are rather good. Put your childs name and the date at the top and slip into a folder.
"Cats are keen, cats are great, cats are clean they lick your plate."
Oh, I have already created the site, I linked it above, lol. I do plan on getting a real address for it, but for a little while we will be using the freewebs address that we got. I was thinking....for the paperwork, to just scan them, and add them to the site, because that way I can't lose any of it, lol.
A blog or a website is a fun way to chronicle your homeschooling journey, but you really don't need to keep anything until your kids are high school age. Any records or portfolio's you keep before high school will only be seen by you so whatever way is easiest and best for you is the way to go. Colleges don't care to see anything but what the student did in high school and you can either put it together yourself or there are places that can help you organize a portfolio. Some homeschoolers like to have their children get a high school diploma and you can do that by enrolling through several different online academies that will issue a diploma when the coursework is finished. Many parents however just choose to put a high school portfolio together themselves and have their child earn a GED.
Your site looks fun though...keep up the good work!
<span style="font-family:Comic Sans MS">Homeschooling Mom to Sam (3-21-02)
Thank you! Today we started school, I was going to wait until Monday, but my son was so excited to start. We learnt about stars, named a star, got to start reading a book about stars, and went outside to look at stars. The kids had a blast, and they learned a lot they didn't know before. We talked about what they thought stars were, then we learned what they REALLY were! I put the certificates of the stars they named up on the site. I have to update our daughter's page now too. We sat and read Nursery Rhymes, and played with her stacking toy. I believe I can really get into this homeschooling thing. So our theme for the week is going to be stars (obviously, lol). I am in the process of making worksheets on the PC, the kids will count stars, add them and make a little story about them. Next week, our theme will be cows, and we will visit a local Dairy farm.