First, I want to make it clear that the way I keep records is partly because the state of Kentucky mandates that I keep attendance records and scholarship reports. Some state laws do not require such records and some laws require more. If you are unsure about what is required of you, then you can find help here http://www.hslda.org/ or here http://www.nhen.org/home.html.
Author, Dave Ramsey uses an acronym often when giving financial advice, “KISS” it stands for “Keep It Simple, Stupid”. I don’t like it put that way, however it is a pretty good system for most everything. Let’s change it to “Keep It Simple, Sweetie” for our purposes. OK?
My record keeping system is as KISS as one could be. The subjects (in an abbreviated code) run across the top and dates run down the left side. There is a little bit of room on the right side for a short note.
Attendance and Grade Record for _____________________ Grade_____
Date Started___________ Date Completed ___________
Date|Bible|-Soc-| -Sci-|-Lit–|Spel-|Grm.|-Voc.|Math|Lf.Sk|.Arts.|Elec.|Tech| Notes
The chart ends up looking a bit like graft paper and continues for 45 days.
With this form I check off the subjects covered each day. If my child did an extra good job they get a check with a “+”, or if they could have done better, they get a check with a “-“. If I have a % grade (spelling or math test) or a letter grade (notebooking, essay, report) to record, I just put it in the correct box instead of a check. After nine weeks. 45 days, I average the grades in the bottom columns. I count a check+ as an “A”, a check as a “B” and a check – as a “C”. I also include a space to list field trips, activities, and comments.
Grade|____|____|____|____|____|____|____|____|____|____|____|____| # Days Attended_______
Field Trips __________________________________________________
You are welcome to use my attendance and grade report form if you’d like. If you are unable to read it clearly, accept my apology and know that I am trying to get the download fixed. I assure you that the columns on my records are straight.
If you missed the first post Unit Study Theory 101, you can catch up here. https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/07/22/unit-study-theory-101/
Class 3 of Unit Study Theorey 101 , Planning the Unit Study Week,
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