How to End The Year With Ease!May 10, 2019
The end of the school term is fast approaching, and there are always loose ends that need to be tucked away! Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered! We are here to help you wrap things up with an easy-to-follow – printable, end of the year, homeschool checklist!
Wrap up Those Records
We all know record keeping is the least enjoyable of our homeschool tasks, but truly one of the most important. It’s always a good idea to finish your record keeping before you take off for summer break. If you are needing some record-keeping help, you need to hop on over to our Sanity Saver Planner/ Organizational helper! It’s printable too so you’ll be finalizing everything in a jiffy!
Fulfill State Requirements
Every state has different homeschool requirements, but before you push back and take it easy… make sure you’ve fulfilled them. Take time to double check that you’ve submitted all necessary paperwork.
Record Your Standardized Tests
Many states require standardized testing if this is the case with your homeschool make sure that you record the test scores for later reference. I’ve even taken a picture at times and then uploaded the picture to my files. It’s just a good idea to have those scores saved in a few places.
Create Final Documents
I know we hate making all these documents, but sometimes kids really do enjoy seeing how they’ve done in a formal report card. Not to mention the fact that the kids can take those and get rewards at local restaurants and theme parks.
Take Care of Those Transcripts
One of the worst things that I’ve ever done was to forget to fill in the course descriptions on my high schooler’s transcripts. By the time the next school year rolled around, I completely forgot the details. It was much harder to do “after the fact.”
Plan Your Summer
For those of us who like to do a little learning during the summer, now is the perfect time to make that summer plan. Take a minute to write down what your goals are for the summer, align some light learning activities to meet those goals, and plan for some fun field trips to make the summer great!
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Jamie Gaddy, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D. has been a college education professor for over 17 years. Education has been a part of her life in both the classroom and as a principal. Six children later found her dissatisfied with traditional school and homeschool became the better fit. She is also a pastor’s wife, editor, and entrepreneur who now homeschools four of her six children in Georgia. Jamie loves to share about her homeschool experience to help other homeschoolers find success. Connect with her at [email protected].