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Elementary
Middle School
High School

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We homeschooled our twin boys from birth through 12th grade and they weren't the only ones learning! On this page I plan to share some of what we've learned, discovered, developed, and used along the way on our homeschooling journey. Forms were developed to fit our specific needs. Lists were created, lessons planned, materials organized, websites visited, books read, projects assembled, methods developed, and requirements met. Time-saving ways to organize, document, and accomplish homeschooling activities, as well as a variety of practical tips, is what you'll find here.

For more detailed information about using the forms below, visit my homeschool blog.

Important Note:  Many of the forms are based on meeting requirements for homeschooling in the state of Kentucky. Be sure to check for current, specific homeschooling requirements in your particular state.
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General Forms

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Attendance Based on a 185 day school year. Simply write the date on the line (8/25, for example). No need to bother with flipping through a calendar or figuring out how to handle skipped weekdays or adding weekends! 
Tip
- Print on cardstock for durability.
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Daily Schedule

Schedule lessons, activities, and chores for one student to establish a daily routine. 
Tip
- Post a Daily Schedule for each child in a prominent place.

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Purchase Planning Chart

Write the names of your favorite publishers, websites, and catalogs across the top, then write the titles of books and other resources down the left side. Add prices, item numbers, and page numbers to the chart as you come across them.
Tip
- Print one copy of the chart for each child.

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Daily Grades

Assign daily grades for one student for four quarters. Ample space for several subjects each quarter. Numbered days correspond to day numbers on Attendance form. (Note: Do not "fix margins" when printing Word document.)
Tips
- Print on cardstock for durability. Using fine point pens, write daily assignment grades in blue or black ink, and write test scores in red. Transfer quarterly grades to report card. Use the E-Z Grader, available from Rainbow Resource Center, to easily compute grades.

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Reading List

Coming soon!

 

 

Literature Study Guide for Any Book

Coming soon!

 

 


Elementary

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Individual Learning Plan
for Elementary  
Develop a customized, overall plan of your child's elementary years. Be sure to check academic requirements in your particular state.
Tips
- Print one form for each student. Pencil-in specific subject titles. Then add possible resource titles, item numbers, and prices when browsing catalogs, shopping online, and attending homeschool conferences. Place ILP in a permanent records binder for quick and easy reference. (Note: This form replaces the Elementary Planning Chart below.)
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Report Card - Elementary

Record quarterly and final grades for one student, with ample space for several subjects, including Academic Progress, Character Development, and Quarterly Comments. Great way to monitor progress and maintain a detailed record of your child's elementary years.
Tip - Print on both sides of one sheet of cardstock, fold in half, and place in a 5x7 manila envelope for safe-keeping.

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Elementary Planning Chart 

(See updated Individual Learning Plan above)
Develop a customized, general plan of your child's upcoming academic years. Be sure to check academic requirements in your particular state.
Tips
- Print one chart for each child. Place in a binder or folder for easy reference. Pencil-in interesting resource titles (and prices!) when browsing catalogs, shopping online, and attending conferences.

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Word 2003 doc


Middle School

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Individual Learning Plan
for Middle School  
Develop a customized, overall plan of your child's middle school years. Be sure to check academic requirements in your particular state.
Tips
- Print one form for each student. Pencil-in specific subject titles. Then add possible resource titles, item numbers, and prices when browsing catalogs, shopping online, and attending homeschool conferences. Place ILP in a permanent records binder for quick and easy reference. (Note: This form replaces the Middle School Planning Chart below.)
PDF Word 2003 doc

Report Card - Middle School 

Record quarterly and final grades for one student, with ample space for several subjects, including Academic Progress, Character Development, and Quarterly Comments. Great way to monitor progress and maintain a detailed record of your child's middle school years.
Tip - Print on both sides of one sheet of cardstock, fold in half, and place in a 5x7 manila envelope for safe-keeping.

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PDF Word 2003 doc
   
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Middle School Planning Chart  

(See updated Individual Learning Plan above)
Develop a customized, general plan of your child's upcoming academic years. Be sure to check academic requirements in your particular state.
Tips
- Print one chart for each child. Place in a binder or folder for easy reference. Pencil-in interesting resource titles (and prices!) when browsing catalogs, shopping online, and attending conferences.

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Word 2003 doc


High School

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topic description PDF MS Word 2003 doc

Individual Learning Plan
for High School  
Develop a customized, overall plan of your child's high school years. Be sure to check high school graduation requirements in your particular state.
Tips
- Print one form for each student. Pencil-in specific subject titles. Then add possible resource titles, item numbers, and prices when browsing catalogs, shopping online, and attending homeschool conferences. Place ILP in a permanent records binder for quick and easy reference. (Note: This form replaces the High School Planning Chart below.)
PDF Word 2003 doc

Report Card - High School

Record quarterly and final grades for one student, with ample space for several subjects and electives. Includes grading scale and weights for one-credit and AP courses.
Tip - Conveniently transfer grades from report card to transcript.

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High School Planning Chart

(See updated Individual Learning Plan above)
Develop a customized, general plan of your child's high school years. Be sure to check academic requirements in your particular state. See sample below.
Tips
- Print one chart for each student. Place in a binder or folder for easy reference. Pencil-in interesting resource titles (and prices!) when browsing catalogs, shopping online, and attending conferences.

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High School Planning Chart - sample

Here's a filled-in sample to give you an idea how it works. By the way, we used some, but not all, of the resources listed on the sample.

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High School Resume'

A record of your student's activities and accomplishments needed for college, scholarship, and employment applications.
Tips - Update your student's resume' on a regular basis. Begin in elementary or middle school to document long term involvement and achievements.

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Transcript  

Create an official, concise record of your student's high school years which includes personal information, courses, grades, credits, GPA, grading system, test scores, dual enrollment, honors and awards, leadership, work experience, volunteering, community service, and extra-curricular activities.
Tip - At the end of each semester, update the Transcript by transferring information from the student's Resume' and Report Cards.

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High School Diploma

A fully-editable Word doc form to customize, print out, frame, and display in order to document and recognize your high school student's achievement. A completed sample is provided as a PDF file. 
Tips - Red text indicates specific text to be edited. Be sure to change all text to black before printing. Print on card stock for durability. Print one copy to frame and one copy to keep with other permanent records. Add signatures in ink.
Disclaimer: The use of this diploma form does not confirm the completion of any particular high school program.

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The Ultimate College Dorm Packing List    NEW!

Everything needed to get your student off to a great start away from home.

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Course of Study - Subject Page

Coming soon.

 

 
       


Favorite Websites

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Home School Freebie of the Day Every weekday a new homeschooling “freebie” is posted and is 100% free for that one day.

CurrClick

Affordable curriculum, lapbooks, & homeschooling resources.

PaperBack Swap

Swap, trade, and exchange books for free.

Educational Fontware

Educational Fontware, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells handwriting fonts based on workbooks produced by a variety of companies. (Copycat Books are created using Educational Fontware.)

The Math Worksheet Site

Creates printable, customized math worksheets in PDF format. Worksheets are created when you request them, so they are different every time.
Tip - Print graph "masters" on cardstock, keep them in a folder near the copier, and make photocopies when needed. Great for algebra!


Favorite Resources

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Rainbow Resource Center 1,300 page catalog with over 40,000 homeschooling and educational products at discount prices.

Home Science Tools

Science books and supplies coordinated with popular homeschooling curriculum.

Getty & Dubay Italic Handwriting Series

A comprehensive handwriting program for K-6th grade.


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