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Friday, July 6, 2012

Homeschool Portfolios Part 3

I hope everyone had an awesome 4th of July! The 4th DJ turned 12, and on the 5th my husband turned 42. We had a small party, just a few friends, and my mom. I made the Xmen cake using cupcakes. If you ever need to make a cake, that you do not have a pan for, cupcakes are very easily made into any object imaginable. One of the ladies in our homeschool group made a pony, with all cupcakes for her daughter's birthday. Cool! I have been super busy this week, and next week too. Then maybe I can actually take the month of August off. LOL I don't think so! I have to get the curriculum scribbled on and fixed how I want it. I have it printed, but have not gone through them yet. I did just finish both kids portfolios for their evaluations next Thursday. So, this is part 3 choosing your work and putting it together. The other two parts are in the archives. You go through all their papers, and take small samples from throughout the year. Then you put them in some kind of notebook, or folder. Some people make fancy, fancy ones, I don't have the time or patience for any of that. This is Caitlin's in the love notebook. You can see some of the examples of samples. I try to pick real good ones, and then ones where she didn't do so good, but showed improvement over time. The same with DJ. My hole puncher died, and since I don't feel like buying another. I took the papers out of a flex folder and put all his in there. So, there are no images of his. Each child also takes a book, of their choice, to read part to the evaluator, and writing samples. Because DJ's is on his blog, I provide the address to Ms Sherri for her to review. That is it. How to make a homeschool portfolio in Florida, easy peasy.

Now, that those are done, we need to tackle the 4H scrapbook. All the pictures are in, and it needs to be put together. It is due July 2oth, so it needs to be done. DJ has a sleepover birthday party next Thursday. He has never slept over anywhere, except when his sister was born, at least not without me. I am a little nervous, but he is after all 12, and pretty mature for his age. I guess I will be OK. Monday is our first meeting for our Earth's Kids Club group. We have five families so far, and maybe six. If anyone in the Trenton area reads this, and wants to join an educational group, contact me and I will get you the info. We are going to have a blast! I am very excited about this.

Well that is it. I hope everyone has an awesome weekend, and the Xmen cupcake cake is the Food on Friday tip too. Bye!


betchai said...

the cupcakes for x-men is a very good idea, belated happy birthday to both DJ and your hubby.

Melissa said...

Thank you, Betchai!

Stacie said...

Happy Birthday DJ! Love the idea for the Xmen in Cupcakes! My DJ turned 11 on the 2nd. Since he was gone for his Birthday on the Fourth we made red white and blue fire cracker cupcakes. I too have been getting ready for nexts years curriculum. I have also been creating some stuff to get ready for the big back to school sale. I haven't scrapbooked in a while. I surely miss it.

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday to your DJ too, Stacie! I actually got some of the curriculum done, now to finish the other things on the list. I am not sure I am enjoying scrapbooking, lol!

Shannon said...

Hi Melissa, I was directed to your blog by an email. I design scrapbooking kits on my website. all are free to download. You can print off the images and use them in your scrapbook project. if you would like me to create a special kit for you to use..I can if you let me know what your needing. I create kits all the time by requests. It looks like someone already left you a link to my site. If your interested at all..feel free to email me. if not its ok.. just feeling in a friends request to message you. thanks, Shannon

Shannon said...

here is the link,

Melissa said...

Shannon, thank you! I have already started the book, but others might need your link and I will share it. Also, I may need it in the future, so thanks again.

Anne said...

I hope DJ had an amazing birthday. I think you did a great job with the cupcakes. They look delicious.

Melissa said...

Thanks Anne! They were pretty good, and yes DJ was pleased with his birthday.

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