Elementary Planner and Portfoliofor Elementary Students (ages 8-12)
A Planner/Portfolio can be used for students between 8-12 as a tool for organizing time, setting goals, and recording achievements. Parents and students may use the planner during weekly mentor meetings as they plan learning activities for the week. It is a great tool for evaluating progress and recording achievements. The information collected in this binder will be invaluable when students are preparing resumes and applying for post high school education.
Planner Supplies: One 3 Ring Binder, Divider tabs (three sets of 5 tabs), Printed copies of the forms.
Scrapbooking supplies: Eleven 1" 3 ring binders with blank white paper and lined white paper. (Students may continue to use notebooks already created during their Primary years if available.) Students may use color pencils, map templates, computer-generated reports and graphics, word-processing, and other media to create their literature, science and history textbooks.
Section 1: 5 Page Dividers
Weekly Compass (Individual)
2. Evaluations: The following Participation Achievement Record may be included in this section. Students record their achievements on this form when they have been completed. If parents choose to have any developmental or diagnostic testing done at this age, they may also include a summary of test results in this section.
(you may consider copying each file on a different color of pastel paper to find them easily in your binder)
5. Awards/Recognition: This section is to record any awards or recognition that children may receive. The Log file below is to list the awards. Achievement certificates may also be presented at recognition evenings every three months. Parents may design these on 8 1/2 x 11 paper to fit easily into the binder.
Section 2: 5 Page Dividers
Core Courses: This section may be used to store the Benchmark Achievements for each subject in this age group. Reading lists may also be printed and included in the Language Arts Section
1. Religion Families are encouraged to identify some benchmark achievements in Religious Studies that are consistent with family religious preferences.
You may consider making a copy of the table of contents of your student's math book to use for recording math scores and tracking achievements.
Elementary Science skills:
5. Language Arts
Section 3: 5+Page Dividers
Elective Courses (5+ page dividers). This section may include:
- Project sheets from Liberty's Hope courses (Knights and Ladies of Liberty)
- Scouting, 4-H, or other youth achievement programs
- Private music lessons/performing arts experiences
- Community sports participation
- Foreign Language Skills
- Internships/ Apprentice opportunity
Student Created Educational Textbooks - Elementary
Student created educational textbooks are a great item to include in their portfolio. Simply keep the completed notebooks for students to share. Recommended textbooks for students between 8 and 12 years are: Memory Gems, Literature Gems, Around the World, and Our Beautiful World scrapbook projects recommended by Well-Educated Heart.
Each page includes title, author, when book was written, time and setting of story. You can also add a brief line about plot. Self-illustrated,
Include stories or books that have ‘gems’ you want to hold on to.
Two types of pages: People and Events.
Create landing pages that are arranged chronologically by birth year or beginning of event year. Use divider tabs for significant event pages.
Each landing page includes: name at top of page, birth year in right hand corner followed by death year, country of birth and country most
Create landing pages that are arranged chronologically by birth year or beginning of event year. Use divider tabs for significant
At this age, students are encouraged to create a separate binder for each of the science subjects. They may work on these science textbooks for the next several years. Students design and create their own cover page. See Benchmark Achievements for science for topics to include in the following science notebooks.