Should you keep them? Well, depends on your state requirements - so check at HSLDA's website for that. Some states want a portfolio. In my state, we can either do standardized testing or have a teacher evaluation. I figure if I ever decide to do a teacher evaluation instead of testing, I would have something to show the evaluator her progress through the year, too.4in4years wrote:Should I hole-punch the Student Sheets? Would you please explain more as to why you would want to keep them in page protectors or spiral books? Do you keep everything your kids do? Is this a requirement for homeschooling?
At the end of the year I, um...throw out my kids' papers from the last year. They have been in private school up to now. Should I not do this any more?
I don't have to keep them, but I wanted to create a keepsake for each year for my dd. We got off to such a rocky start homeschooling, and switching to MFW was such a blessing, well, I kind of wanted to remind us of that blessing, so I had all her stuff from ECC spiral bound (which was way more than CTG). Plus, I wanted to reuse the 3-ring binder, and the spiral bound stuff takes up less space. (I plan on going to Kinkos/FedEx Office today to bind our CTG stuff). A lot of my friends throw out their kids' worksheets, but these are pages she created - drew a picture and wrote something down or made, so these are special.
Plus, if anyone asks, I have stuff to "prove" we actually did work in our homeschool.
Posted Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:42 pm by TriciaMR
I put my pages in page protectors (buy the big box at your favorite Warehouse Store if you can) - at least the Geography/History and Science pages, and then go to FedEx Office (formerly Kinkos) (taking them back out of the page protectors) and have them spiral bound.
Posted Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:46 pm by TriciaMR
Cost varies based on how thick the stack of pages being bound is. I just had 3 or 4 done for under $17, but in the past it has run about $17 for 2 that were each greater than 1 inch thick.