Creating a homeschool portfolio is a great way to keep a record of your children’s school work. A homeschool portfolio can be kept as a momento and your children can look back at what they have done over the years. Portfolios can also show what your child has learnt and how they have progressed over the year and be used to show your homeschool moderator when they come each year to check on how the children have been going.
Each year I put together a simple portfolio for each of my children. Inside their portfolio I include a list of the books that have read over the year, writing work samples and their maths scores. I also include any certificates they have received over the year from swimming lessons or any extra curricular activities they have taken part in.
Some other things that I include are goal setting sheets. At the beginning of the school year I set some learning goals for my children and I also get my children to have a go at setting their own goals for the year as well. It is great to look back over the goals at the end of the year to see how the children went.
You can download a free copy of the sheets that I use in my children’s portfolios below and if you have a look at my video you can see inside our homeschool portfolios.