Hi Debbie,momma2kact wrote:Right now we are finishing up the MFW K curriculum, and we'll soon be starting the first grade. I am trying to figure out how I am going to record/keep track of my 1st grade son's work. Maybe it isn't as hard as I'm making it out to be (I may be able to answer my own question once I see it).
We live in Missouri, and the laws are not difficult for this kind of thing, but what I need is a list of subjects such as Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social studies and to know what things from MFW curriculum go in each slot/section. If I have a notebook that lists the five core subjects (Reading, Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science) -- what is it that we have just done to earn a check mark in that subject? I am wanting someone to walk me through it like they're holding my hand and saying, "Debbie, see when Kanen finishes his number cup/drawing activity he just did math--one check for the math column!"
Thanks for listening,
I think that, since it's "your" private school, you get to decide what you give credit for?!
Are you saying that you "can't decide"? Or that you're not familiar with such things?
I haven't done K but I would say that anything involving numbers, sorting, sequencing, or measuring could count towards math -- even if it is baking or blocks.
I would say that anything involving written letters would be reading -- whether it's you reading, the child reading, or writing of any kind -- even just tracing a letter.
I would say that anything teaching her about the world around her would be social studies -- safety rules, her address, or visiting an elderly neighbor.
Many times things overlap. This happens in public school classrooms as well. If you already described an activity under math but it also involved reading directions, then you can just put "see math" under your reading category. As long as you can show that your daughter is active & learning, I doubt you will have any trouble. Make the chart useful for *you* and then you will get the most mileage out of it.
Best wishes as you figure this out!