When I was teaching high school I had to keep records. Attendance records, assignment records, testing records, the list went on and on. When I started homeschooling Jahnna I didn’t really have a plan for record keeping. I kept assignments she worked on here and there with some idea of building a portfolio each year but that’s as far as I got. I thought it might be nice to try a formal record keeping program as she gets older and MySchoolYear.com came along at just the right time. My School Year (Homeschool Record Keeping) is a pretty comprehensive program. Not only is it for record keeping it’s for grading and lesson planning, activities and lesson sharing.
We received an annual membership which is $40. You start out by registering a student. I started with Jahnna. The next step is to set up your term which can be any length from a quarter to a year. You can also add in hours or days needed for attendance.
The next step is to add in your classes. You can select which days of the week the classes are held and even what time you are holding class. We are no where near that scheduled! If you aren’t either you don’t have to use that section. You can add in as many classes as you want.
Disregard the class name I was messing around with the program before I got to serious with it. I also had not changed her grade level at this point. You can make individual lesson plans or you can schedule something longer like a book or a report and break it up with the Create-A-Plan option. If you need to reschedule a lesson it’s very easy to do that as well.
One of my favorite features is the report section. Look at all these report categories!
Now I know I said earlier that I used to use a lot of reports. Over the years I’ve gotten away from them but not because I don’t like them! I actually do like seeing things laid out nice and neat, it’s the inputting I don’t remember to follow through on. Utah does not require records when you homeschool but as I’ve said before I want to have better records through high school. It will be so much easier to develop a transcript with a system like this.
My record keeping experience
I was pleasantly surprised at how simple it was to enter the information I wanted. I’ve been wanting to keep track of books Jahnna and Riley have read and now I have a way to do that. I can also keep track of activities they participate in. As far as record keeping goes this is one of the easier methods to use. I can see myself continuing with the site so I have everything in one central location. Are you a record keeper? What is your favorite way to keep track of homeschool assignments?
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