Coming to this forum every now and then is a great reminder for me to keep up on my record keeping.
I have a 3-ring binder with my log of days. I also must keep a log of books read and used that is on a spreadsheet. I print out each month's log of books on the last day of the month.
I am hoping the new law in this state passes - no more portfolio to show the sd, just show to evaluator and the letter from evaulator will be what goes to sd.
Is there a particular way you all like to organize your kids' portfolios? Does everyone basically do the same type of portfolios? Are your kids' portfolios like the records public and private schools keeps for your kids?
We keep records mainly by making scrapbooks or notebooks of all our activities. The extra stuff that don't go in the notebooks I keep in a 3 ring binder under headings per subject. My 3 ring binder typically also contains goal sheets, planning sheets, a log of books read, a list of field trips, and a list of resources.
We also do notebooks. Right now we are working on a body study. Once it is all done, I will have it bound. In the this notebook will be a list of books, videos, fieldtrips, worksheets, activities, experiments, coloring pages, etc. All in one notebook. This will be given to the evaluater, along with the portfolio. That is how we do things.
But, I'll be ahead of the game for next year! I'm making up my lesson plans for the year in excel for next year and I'll be ready.