I am so excited to finish up this year’s simple homeschool attendance record! I appreciate all of you who email to see when it will be ready. I know y’all love its simplicity as much as I do!
Even if you’re not in a state that requires a homeschool to keep attendance, it’s advantageous to have a firm understanding of the days you and your children have schooled. If you’re feeling behind, the record can prove that you’ve been diligent in your efforts. Or it can give you a prod to keep on keepin’ on!
It’s all about perspective, right? 🙂
This homeschool attendance record remains my favorite because it is all on one sheet of paper! Yes, only ONE sheet of paper to keep up with in the billowing piles of paper.
That makes this mama very happy.
Homeschool Attendance Record for 2019-2020
I have my own homeschooling notebook that stays open on our homeschool desk. I have a myriad of Most Important Papers in there, and this attendance record always goes in the front.
Because it sees a lot of flipping throughout the year, I always print this on cardstock, front and back. Printing front to back will ensure it’s all on one piece of paper.
There are a couple of variations for using this planning page. Here are a few ideas for using it in your own homeschool:
→ Place a check mark in the days your children complete school. This is what I do.
→ If you need to keep track of multiple kiddos, just create a key. For example, Child #1 is a check mark. Child #2 is a circle. Child #3 is a triangle. Or you could color code them and use a check mark or dot. For example, Child #1 is a blue check. Child #2 is a red check. Child #3 is a green check.
→ If you already know you won’t do school for big chunks of time (vacation, for example), go ahead and cross those off your calendar. It makes it easier to see the big picture.
How to Use the Homeschool Attendance Record
I like simple, so I make sure this attendance record is easy to use. At the end of each month, you’ll see two slots. Here is how to fill them in:
→ Beside Total Days: Write the total school days completed for the month.
→ Beside Cumulative: Keep a running tally of the total school days completed for the year. Just add on the days completed each month.
Here’s a peek at our homeschool’s attendance calendar from last year:
This calendar runs with July-December 2019 on one side and January-June 2020 on the other.
Make sure you print it double-sided so you only have to keep up with one piece of paper!
Get your Homeschool Attendance form here!
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