June 26, 2009, Newsletter Issue #285: Homeschool Inspection

Tip of the Week

Because most homeschools can be subject to an inspection by your state's department of Administration, division of Non-Public Education, you should set up and keep a portfolio for each of the students you are homeschooling.

Your portfolio should include your letter of intent to homeschool, medical and immunization records, learning objectives for the year, lists of curriculums, reading lists, and, most importantly, a record of your child's work in each of his or her subject areas. Even though this is a big job, it's well worth the effort. You'll enjoy looking back through old portfolios to look at stories, pictures and projects.

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The new 2006-2007 Sonlight catalog is hot off the presses! In addition to new educational resources, we've also made some significant improvements to our curriculum, such as expanded flexibility in Reader choices for Levels K through 2.

The catalog also provides several articles with helpful homeschool tips. For example, check out the "Top Ten Goals" article (pp. 146-147) which can help you think through your personal philosophy when it comes to homeschooling. And "Why we use certain books that some homeschoolers won't touch" (pp. 144-145), that gets into some pretty important issues about the content of books. And you won’t want to miss “27 Reasons NOT to Buy Sonlight”—a perennial favorite (beginning on page 148).

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Sarita Holzmann
Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.

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