Primary Planner and Portfoliofor children under 8 years old
A simple planning binder may be used for children under 8 years old. Parents may use the binder as they plan learning experiences for their children. It is a great tool for weekly mentor meetings and children may record their learning experiences for later reference.
Planner Supplies: One 3 Ring Binder, Divider tabs (two sets of 5 tabs), Printed copies of the forms below.
Scrapbooking supplies: Five 1" binders, lined paper, blank paper, color pencils or crayons
Section 1: 5 Page Dividers
Weekly Compass (Individual)
2. Evaluations: The following Participation Record may be included in this section. Children will begin to receive evaluation for their work after they reach the age of accountability. 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.
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
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.
5. Language Arts
Student Created Scrapbooks - Primary
The children's scrapbook projects are a great item to include in their portfolio. Simply keep the completed notebooks for students to share. Recommended notebooks for children under 8 include the Memory Gems, Literature Gems, Around the World, and Our Beautiful World scrapbook projects recommended by Well-Educated Heart.
My Family (Age 4+): Includes pictures and stories about immediate family and ancestors. You may also include a section about the child's heavenly family.
Instructions for My Family Scrapbook
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.
Around the World (Age 5+)
Alphabetical divider tabs, arrange pages alphabetically by nation.
Include maps, pictures of crafts children make, paper doll costumes, recipes, holiday traditions, landmarks, foreign words, games, etc.
Divider tabs: Stars, Ocean, Rocks, Plants, Birds, Animals, Insects, The Human Body.
Hand drawings or paintings of any of God's creations
Copy work of scriptures related to the different creations
Pictures or photographs of God's creations
Writing samples from the child about scientific topics
Collections (leaf, feathers, pictures of rocks, etc.)
Keeping a Nature Journal
Nature Journal ideas from Donna Young