How are you doing with your homeschool paperwork?

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 
 

Dear Friends,
Do you have your school records for the year up to date? Do you have a high school student who needs to look into colleges or testing? Do you have to do a yearly portfolio?
Sometimes, you put things on our list to do, and these things just languish because you don’t want to do them. You put them off. Today is the day I want you to start checking on the status of your homeschool paperwork that you are required to have by your state laws.
If you have a high school junior or senior, you need to check their records post haste. There is nothing worse for me that to hear from a parent of a high school senior in the spring because they needed a transcript.
Your homeschool graduate will need a transcript even if they go to a community college. If they want to apply for scholarships, they will need information from you.
Even if you do not have high schoolers, you still have school paperwork of some sort to keep up with for your students. You need to have a regular time in your weekly schedule to purge and file school papers. Update any records you are required to keep. It is a lot easier to do your school paperwork a little at a time versus doing it at the end of the school year.
As an aside, I am loving the online program we are using this year. It keeps track of everything. I just check it daily to see the boys’ progress and grades. I can tell immediately if they have not completed their work. While it has not always worked for us to use an online program exclusively, this was a great decision for our family this year.
This is a good time of year to evaluate how your children are doing with their curriculum. You may have a student who is going through books faster than you anticipate, and you will need to have the next book or level ready for them soon. You may have a student who is struggling with a subject, and you may need to order some supplemental books for them.
Some of you will be attending homeschool conferences this spring, and working on your paperwork now will help you make curriculum decisions for next year.
If your state requires end of year or standardized testing, start checking dates and get it scheduled. Each state has different requirements, so I am just making some suggestions for common things that many of us have to do.
Your Zone Mission today is to clean out the fridge.
Your Home Blessing for today is to wipe windows and mirrors.
My menu plan for Wednesday is spaghetti and a salad.
Have a blessed day!

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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Tami@TamiFox.com. Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at http://www.tamifox.net/giving-your-children-wings/.

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