There has been a lot of talk lately about homeschool organization and planning for the new school year. One of the things that seems to be forgotten during planning mode is preparing for your homeschool portfolios.
If you wait until the end of the school year to put your homeschool portfolio together you will have a big mess of papers and piles of books to sort through. This is not a fun task when you should be spending that time on planning and preparing for a new school year. If you take the time to think ahead while you are doing your planning, you will be ahead of the game when it comes to putting together your portfolio.
I like to have planning pages printed out ahead of time for my kids to keep track of their lessons, attendance, reading resources, field trips etc… I create a binder for them, and at the end of the year I am able to use those pages to include in their portfolio.
Here are some FREE printables to help you get a portfolio ready for your children at the beginning of a new school year:
How to Create a Homeschool Portfolio or Notebook from Not Consumed. This tells you how to put together a notebook for your kids, as well as some free printable weekly checklists and reading logs to include.
If you like techy stuff you will enjoy making a digital portfolio. Learn How to Make a Digital Homeschool Portfolio with the Seesaw App from My Little Poppies.
How to Set up a Homeschool Portfolio Binder the cheap and easy way with a free printable from Bless My Budget.
Student Portfolio Pack from The Crafty Classroom – there is a quick start guide that will show you how to build a portfolio for each of your children along with lots of printable tracking sheets and record keeping pages.
Our Homeschool Portfolio Pack will help you get organized!
This Homeschool Portfolio Pack is the perfect tool to help you take control of the mountains of homeschool paperwork.
This homeschooling portfolio printable includes:
- Cover pages and spines
- About Me page for students to record their favorite subjects, achievements, and more
- Attendance Sheet
- Basic Daily Schedule
- Extra Curricular Activities Sheet
- Curriculum and Resources List
- Book Log that includes a rating system so your child can record what they thought of each book
- Goals Sheet to help them set goals for next year
- Field Trip Log with space to record things they learned and what they enjoyed the most
- Report Card
- Subject Evaluation
- Subject Binder Divider Sheets for language arts, spelling, math, science, geography, history, Bible, and foreign language along with several blank pages for you to customize
If you use Homeschool Planet in your homeschool you will be thrilled to know that you can create a homeschool portfolio in just a few clicks with their amazing features! Find out more in this article on Easy Homeschool Portfolios with Homeschool Planet.
Time 4 Learning comes with an automated system that will grade the lessons and keep full reports of your child's work. Find out more about Homeschool Portfolio Evaluations and how easy they are with Time 4 Learning.
Once your portfolio is completed you will may want to use it for an end of the year portfolio review. Find out how to Get Ready for a Portfolio Review with a FREE Portfolio Review Checklist that is an instant download!
If you are using The Mystery of History in your homeschool this year, you are going to love these FREE The Mystery of History Planning Portfolio Pages. There are sets for each level and they were designed specifically to keep track of what you studied and did that year in history!
I hope you found some free, useful tools to add to your homeschool organization arsenal that will help you create an amazing homeschool portfolios for your family this year!
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!
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