Now for the fun part! How do I organize all this stuff??? The last two years have really been kind of a “trial run” with homeschooling. The thought of being responsible for everything my children learn is very intimidating. So while my children aren’t yet old enough for public school I’ve been homeschooling them to build my confidence up so that when it’s really going to count I know I can do it successfully (which has been good since I’ve changed curriculums half a dozen times!).
And though I don’t have to adhere to any state requirements yet…I still like to keep records. It helps me get in the routine so that if/when we live in a state that has strict requirements I will be prepared to meet them and so that I can gague how much we really have learned during the year. Here are a few things that I am currently using to *try* to stay organized:
This free Homeschool Daily Planner helps plan out my day and week as well as organize daily studies. I have laminated the schedule so I can use a dry erase marker and easily make changes.
All our finshed schoolwork and artwork are kept in this accordian file folder with the date stamped on each page (the kids’ favorite part).