Reader Question: Record keeping
Hi – I’m reaching out to everyone that I can find who is in either the homeschooling or unschooling community. I’d prefer unschooling where possible. I’ve currently started “playing” with this idea – my son is of “kindergarten” age but California doesn’t require kindergarten attendance.
I decided to start homeschooling this year so we’d get in the swing of things for next year when there IS mandatory enrollment. What I found is that traditional methods aren’t a good fit for us – worksheets, coloring pages etc are things my son easily tires of.
What I’m left with is knowing that my son is very kinetic. Traditional methods just aren’t going to work. It’ll be like trying to teach a pig to sing. Neither of us need that frustration.
But this knowledge also leaves me in a predicament. How to I keep records of his learning for the off chance that the state will decide to pay us a visit? How do I prove we’ve been “doing school” and meeting requirements when we don’t actively set out to do it?
Are there any record keeping methods – for the state of California – that you’re aware of that I can read through?
I’ll probably post to your FB wall as well for some additional exposure.