We homeschooled our daughter last year through Kindergarten. It was an awesome experience, and she truly blossomed in her education. It was fantastic! What wasn't so great? The bookkeeping. It isn't required in my state but I did it anyways to try and see what does and doesn't work for me (and truly it is a good thing to do). I had a traditional pen and paper day planner and I documented her school books in a section in the front, and her day to day work in the calendar portion in the back.
It was a pain in the rear.
Maybe it was because of her age or how fast we were blowing through those darn books? But holy crap, I felt like I never had enough room and like I was spending FOREVER doing this. I also kept all of her work, filed it by the month she completed it in, and it's stored in it's own expandable file folder.
Have any of you come up with a better way? Do you have another suggestion that you have loved (that would be good for primary education grade levels)? Also, do you document things like library books that are read? That would be a pain the butt, too. Proud mom here, but she reads 5-6 books per week - that will be a lot of documenting over the course of a year.
Suggestions?? And how much of their work do you save/toss?