Portfolio review today!
If you're wondering what a portfolio review is, it's the twice a year
check up that my state does on my home school. And I love them!
Maryland actually only requires that I demonstrate that my children have
made progress in a range of subjects, not tremendously difficult to
It all starts when I realize I have a review coming up. I "realize" this in my inbox.
Reviewer: Courteous e mail reminder.
Me: Aaaaaahhhh! Really? So soon? What did we do? Did we do anything in the past 6 months?
I then go through my blog and records and rediscover all the fun and
fabulous things we actually did and I get excited about everything again
(plus a million more ideas of things we could do next).
By the time we get to the interview it goes like this:
Reviewer (very politely - I love my interviewer!): You are actually educating your kids, right?
Me: You're not going to believe all the great stuff we did!!!
And we go on from there and have a big brag fest. The county now
consistently gives me the same kind, supportive interviewer (who does
not read this blog, by the way), so I know we'll both have a great time.
This review is covering last June to last December and here are things we did in: