Simple Tips to Help You Keep Up with Grades this Year

By Heidi

I have a homeschooling confession to make: in the past, I’ve been horrible at keeping up with my kids grades!

And, by “horrible” I mean that I would get SO behind that I’d have a stack of at least 15 tests to grade at a time! It was ridiculous, really. (I’m going to partly blame it on Gracie because she tends to do a lot of schoolwork up in her room where it’s quiet and she can concentrate. So, she would store them up and bring me a stack of them occasionally.) But, with Ian, it’s all my fault! He’s beside me, practically glued to me, and I still fell behind.

This year, I made a subconscious effort to keep better track of grades and to do so in a more timely manner. I say “subconscious” because I didn’t actually say this aloud (to myself or the kids); but I just knew in the back of my mind that, for my own sanity, this needed to happen.

So, how do I make this work?

#1 – I have trays on top of my desk where, in the past, we’ve stacked tests (and things) that needed …read more

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