The homeschooling regulation in the province of Alberta requires parents to register with a school board and file an annual learning plan and progress report with that school board. There are many different ways of doing this. Here is the evolution of ours. I enjoy the exercise–both the preparation of the learning plan and the reflection involved in the progress report. Perhaps the most instructive part of the exercise is the annual reminder of how the year doesn’t follow the plan… but follows the needs of the children. Or how the plans get skimpier and skimpier with each year… and the progress reports less and less aligned to school subjects and more fully reflective of what’s actually happening in Cinder and Flora’s (and Ender’s) learning adventure.
Grade One (Cinder) • 2008/2009
Grade Two (Cinder) and Kindergarten (Flora) • 2009/2010
Grade Three (Cinder) and Grade One (Flora) • 2010/11
Grade Four (Cinder) and Grade Two (Flora) • 2011/12
Grade Five (Cinder) and Grade Three (Flora) • 2012/13
Grade Six (Cinder) and Grade Four (Flora) • 2013/2014
Grade Seven (Cinder) and Grade Five (Flora) • 2014/2015
“I love these! Can I use them as a template for my kids’ plans and reports?”
Absolutely. Take what you want, shed what doesn’t work, and run with it.
Note: the earlier links will take you off Undogmatic Unschoolers, to my unBook blog. Come back here. That blog is undergoing some existential angst and redesign right now and is not accepting followers. Elitist snobby blog…