STEP 3: Keeping Records

By this time you’ve registered.  Now you have to keep records.  I recommend you print one of each form for each student and keep in a binder.  This will be your “Student Portfolio.”

HELPFUL FORMS FOR ALL YOUR RECORD KEEPING NEEDS

Attached are helpful forms for record keeping.  These forms DO NOT need to be submitted to LHA.  They are for your homeschool portfolio.  I recommend keeping a few items of your child’s/children’s best school work like reports, worksheets, and tests in their portfolio as well.

You do not have to keep everything.  One idea for someone who would like to keep everything (although NOT required) but has limited space is to take a picture of or scan each item, if you desire to do so, and then save it on an “external drive” of your computer.

-ATTENDANCE:

Two styles of attendance recording.  One is traditional and the other is a 180-day attendance check-off form (inserting date is optional).

Note: Field Trips & participation at a Homeschool Cooperative or Learning Community count as a day of school.

Click here for “informal” form: Attendance Check Box

Click here for “formal” form:  Academic Attendance Form

-WEEKLY LESSON PLANNER

Variety of planner with required subjects and also hourly.

Click each preferred planner:

weekly_hourly_planner

WEEKLY PLANNER WITH REQUIRED SUBJECTS

Weekly Planner up to 6th

BLANK WEEKLY LESSON PLANNER

-CURRICULUM BOOK FORM

This will help you to determine which curriculum to use for each subject if you are not using an All-in-one curriculum.  Having this form takes away the overwhelming feeling of which to choose.  I can’t remember where I got this form but it works!

Click here: Curriculum Book Form