Category Archives: Tracking/Recording

Logging Those Hours

In the state of Missouri, there is very little oversight for homeschoolers. IF your child has been registered with the public school system, then you have to send a letter each year informing them that you will be homeschooling your … Continue reading

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Beginning July 1st…

Yesterday was July 1st, and that means that it was the official beginning of homeschool tracking for Princess Emily. For the next ten years, I will be responsible for logging each hour of her education. Per the Missouri Department of … Continue reading

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End of School Year…Sort Of

Here in Kansas City, Missouri –  today was the first day of summer break for thousands of students. But not for the Princess…oh no. Instead, she had her typical array of workbook pages and worked on them intermittently over the … Continue reading

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November Goals/Progress Check

I realized with a bit of a start that it was already the first of November and I hadn’t looked at the Learning Goals in a while. Life has been rather…consuming…lately. Despite my preoccupation with a 120-year-old Victorian house in … Continue reading

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Homeschooling Update

I’ve been distracted with a busy week last week – three cleanings – which kept me from doing a lot of homeschooling. Plus there was the restart of L.E.A.R.N. classes – at the new host site of the Garrison Community … Continue reading

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Doing Our Part to Help…Cabbage Butterflies

Emily’s recent obsession with cabbage caterpillars is now officially out of control. About a week ago, I sent her out to the yard to collect kale leaves and feed them to the chickens. She grabbed a few pieces and then … Continue reading

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Reasons to Keep a Homechool Diary

I have to admit, I’ve really been getting a kick out of writing down our daily activities. We have done some rather interesting things recently. And sometimes, like on Friday, I just sat and watched my child as she played … Continue reading

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A Week of Unschooling

Times When You Just HAVE to Get Out Last Friday morning was rough. I hadn’t gotten to sleep until after midnight the night before. Compound that with a 3:30 a.m. visit by “I had a bad dream, can I sleep … Continue reading

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Keeping Track of It All

Tracking Learning I realized the other day that I was feeling rather discombobulated – as if I wasn’t really keeping track of what we were learning on a day-to-day basis. I mean, I have the Excel spreadsheet of Learning Goals … Continue reading

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