First, let's look at record keeping. You need a binder, paper, and some dividers. you want to divide the binder into functional sections like lesson plans, attendance & grades, answer keys, and whatever else you might need to keep a record of for your homeschool per your state's guidelines and your own needs. My binder includes the following:
- administrative section including our teacher and student verification letters from our umbrella school, attendance tracker, grade tracker, and annual curriculum list
- lesson plans section including, well, lesson plans which I do quarterly for each subject and weekly assignment lists
- answer keys section from any workbooks we use; keeps them out of his sight and accessible to me for checking his work
- extracurricular section including handouts from our homeschool Chess Club and a spreadsheet tracking my son's times in swim meets
- reference section including countries & capitals, U.S. Presidents, and the periodic table which are kept in protective sleeves
As for where to homeschool, the answer is everywhere. Homeschool at the kitchen or dining room table. Homeschool in your den on the sofa or some floor cushions. Homeschool on the front porch. Homeschool at a nearby park. Homeschool at your local library (that's a good place to meet other homeschoolers). Homeschool at your favorite cafe.
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