Student planners are different from portfolios. Student planners are just that, planners. I plan out what each child will be doing in each subject on each day. I plan the entire spelling, reading, history, science, out for the year. I only plan out Math and English for a month. I never know if we need to work longer on a new concept for those subjects.
The colored notebooks below are the child’s everyday notebook. Once a month, I’ll clean them out and place the papers in their portfolios. The portfolios are required in my state. They are 3″ 3-ring binders and are given to an evaluator at the end of the year. Once that is all done; all papers are taken out and boxed up. We are required to keep their work for two years.
I hope I haven’t confused anyone. 🙂
We have spent a few days this week preparing for schooling. I have done the shopping, made the planners, and put notebooks together. There is still more to do like, writing the schedule, make a lunch menu, buy more supplies, and buy new clothes because the kids won’t stop growing.
Anyhoo, below is a photo of two of the notebooks. Each kid likes their own color and they only want that color. It makes it easy for me, if something is left out I know who did it. 😀 As you can see they are pretty set for supplies, except paper, folders, and some dividers.
This next photo is dark. I could have done a better job of getting the photo, but I am lazy right now and this is all you get. These are the finished Student Planners. I love making these. The store bought ones have a lot that I don’t need; mainly because they are for public schools. Making my own lets me use only what I need and gives the child a chance to decorate the front. Each of my kids pick the photo and color binding they want. 🙂
Do you make your own portfolio?