My two youngest girls do not take a group test, like my older kids do. I take The Peas (two youngest girls) to a licensed teacher to be evaluated. The evaluator needs to see samples of the girls progress throughout the year.
Each year I prepare portfolios. Each year I wait until the last minute and pull a couple of all nighters preparing these portfolios. Well, not this year. This year, since Christmas, I have taken one or two evenings a month putting things in order. Starting week, I’ll be spending two evenings a week on them. What am I doing? Getting photos in there, making sure pages are in order, putting notebooks together that I was too lazy to put together when we actually did them. You know, things like that.
Here is what I usually place in the portfolios. It is simple and plain, except for the photos I add in there. One year my kids were out sick for almost a month because of Chicken Pox. Yep, I took pictures of them, to prove it. 😀
Last year, our portfolios had several books that would not fit into the large notebooks. This year, it will be more of the same. 🙂 I am looking forward to these evaluations. I am so ready for this school year to end.
If you have to keep records for your children, do you make a portfolio? What do you put in them?