Step One: Scope and Sequence
Step Two: Yearly Course of Study
Step Three: Make a Homeschool Plan Book
Step Four: Make a Master Plan Book
Step Five: Make a Portfolio
Step Six: Make Lesson Plans
Under South Carolina homeschool law, you must teach for at least one hundred eighty days, the curriculum must include Math, Science, Social Studies, Composition and Literature, and you must keep a plan book, a portfolio of samples of the student’s academic work, and a semi-annual progress report including attendance records and individualized documentation of the student’s academic progress in each of the basic instructional areas.
This part is easy!
This is your records archive. Under law, you must keep records of attendance, lesson plans, grades, and samples of the student’s work. The work goes in the portfolio, and the rest goes in the master plan book.
Again, I used a Martha Stewart notebook, because they are my favorite color! First thing to do is to make tabs. I have the first tab just labeled “Cooper”. Here I keep master copies of the homeschool law, information from my homeschool association, and masters of our scope and sequence. After that I labeled the tabs by grade, “Cooper 6” all the way through “Cooper 12”.
Last year I computerized everything…all of my lesson plans, grades, and attendance were on my iPad. I am really a paper person, so this year I have gone back to all paper.
Next we are on to the portfolio!
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