Surviving Your First Portfolio Review Ever

We had our very first homeschool portfolio review ever on November 7. And I’m so excited to tell you that it went GREAT — more than we expected or deserve! We survived! My daughter enjoyed it (that’s crucial), my husband was affirmed for his math teaching style, and I was assured that it’s okay, portfolio review is nothing to be afraid of and that being anxious is a waste of time and energy. A plus was that the kind adviser was a homeschooler herself so I was careful to grab her takeaways and go! They were golden! Some Dos for

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Creating a Simple Homeschool Portfolio

We’re not yet done with our first portfolio. At this stage, we are just putting things together. It’s exciting because we can go back and find out which lessons she retained. And then we’re going to check what paths to retrace and lessons to review in preparation for our appointment with the family adviser at Homeschool Global (our homeschool provider). Right now, it’s just a pile of papers and stuff. But we’ll get there. We’re getting there. I am excited with how the portfolio will turn out. If I’m brave enough I will share how her first portfolio has turned

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Filtering and Portfolio Making Tips

In this homeschooling journey, I work daily. I’ve got to show up every day. There are no school breaks, there are no public holidays. As a parent teaching her child, each day is a school day. Time is required and time must be given. Time is a measure of your love and affection, so they say, for in giving time, you are giving your life. I don’t know if this is normal, but as a mom teaching her child it’s difficult to stay focused and on track. There are just too many voices out there, don’t you think? And so

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