Grab yourself an old fashioned diary and just write a line or two per day. You can write as little or as much detail as you like. It’s a way to reflect at the end of the day and just see how much of your regular day, such as baking or going for a walk to the park, can naturally contain learning.
When I kept a diary of learning, I’d simply write entries such as the following:
- Maths – workbook activities and baking
- English – workbook activities and reading
- History – watched a documentary
- Art – painted following a YouTube tutorial
- Science – during our park walk collected different leaves
- Boys played chess and built Lego
Instead of a diary or word document, you may prefer to keep your records on an app on your phone. That may be a checklist app or an app like evernote to help keep you organised.
Keeping Workbooks and Art
Anytime a workbook is completed or art drawn or painted, store it in a folder or box. I tend to keep mine for a couple of years before recycling. (Except for pieces that are particularly sentimental.)
You could also keep a folder or folio with random pieces of paper, arts or crafts for each school year.
As you can see, there are lots of options to choose from when it comes to keeping records for one reason or another, when home educating your children.