With COVID-19 altering how so many parents are schooling their children, the option of homeschooling is now more popular than ever. Did you know that in many states, creating a portfolio of your child's work is a legal requirement for homeschooling families? A portfolio gives state authorities the reassurance that your child is making sufficient academic progress, and it gives you a written record for your homeschool program.
The idea of having to submit a portfolio can be overwhelming for first time homeschool families; and for those trying to align their homeschooling with the National Standards, the confusion on which programs match on a grade by grade basis can be entirely confusing.
What should be in a homeschool portfolio?
Important documents (letter of intent, test results, immunization records as needed, etc.)
Work samples for all academic subjects - don’t forget to date them or clip them together by month.
Book logs or essays/tests completed on books
Academic games played
Monthly activity log
Films and documentaries used
Live music and theater performances
Awards and certificates achieved
Community service hours as needed
Video clips of academic engagement (such as oral reading), sports performance (gym), music performances, etc.
Photos of your child engaging in the curriculums you choose– remember a picture of your child learning is worth a thousand words.
Sensory Together offers multiple program options to help build your portfolio. Here’s how we can help you take the stress out of the mess:
Educational programs align with the National Standards.
When you complete your portfolio you will be able to list us as component of your homeschool program.
You will get a certificate of completion for each program purchased, so you will be able to show your district that your child has engaged in meaningful, national standards level learning in the area relevant to your purchase. But even better, your child will have a certificate they can be proud of!
If you feel lost or need support, all customers are automatically given the option to join our private Facebook group, where you can ask questions, get support, and be a part of a fun learning community.
If your child is on an IEP, our total multisensory approach most likely aligns with your child’s learning style needs. Because we use mediums that tap all sensory channels (auditory, visual, olfactory, tactile) we cover the range of learning styles, which makes learning more meaningful and fun! The tools in each kit will ensure that your child is working on fine motor development, eye/hand coordination, as well as sensory development.