As a homeschooling parent you will need to keep records to help you with the daunting task of teaching all the subjects to your child at home. Things would perhaps go easier if you were able to separate these records into different heads giving you an easier overview of what you have already done, what you wish to do and what all your child has accomplished. The easiest way to keep records is to break it down in terms of time.
The Daily Planner
This can be used to write down what you intend to teach each day. You could add a section at the end of each page to remind you of just what all you actually did manage to cover out of the planned lesson. You can fill in the plan one week in advance so you know where you are headed during the week. At the same time be flexible as you never know what can come up in a week.
The Weekly Portfolio
This record keeping is for the day off, usually it would be Saturday or Sunday. Here you can file away any worksheets or art work that the children have produced as part of the curriculum in the week as well. It can help you mark the progress that your child is making.
The Monthly Journal
Over here you can keep a record of the monthly educational outings that you take with your child. If you went to the museum, took a field trip, or visited the nursery, mention it here. Ask your children which educational trips they would like to take once they are a little older. Try visiting the library every week and see if you can manage something more exciting like a factory once in a while.
The Year Book
Besides adding photographs of different trips and activities that you have performed during the year add records of what all the child has learned and accomplished in the year as well. Have your child also write about what he has experienced during the school year. Make it a record that can be shown at a later date to college counselors as well.