Submitted by kim on Tue, 08/07/2012 - 12:13 in Homeschooling
If you're like this homeschool mom, you're wondering just how summer slipped by so quickly. I really need to crack down the next couple weeks and to get ready for the new year.
First thing to do every school year is compile a list of subjects and texts for each student. I have used the Course of Study form on Donna Young's website for years. (Thanks Donna for the amazing resources you offer free!) Compiling this document gives me a chance to do a last minute check on everyone's books and supplies, and also makes a great first page for the Missouri required portfolio of student work.
As a side note, I find many homeschool moms assume the Missouri law requires 400 non-core hours. Read carefully. It states "at least 600 hours must be in the five required core subjects." From my understanding, a 700 core - 300 noncore hour split (or other versions with at least 600 core hours) works as well. Thirty-six weeks of school (five days a week) logging six hours a day will give you the required 1,000 hours.
Hope these forms are helpful as you prepare for the first day of school!