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Grading Homeschool

In my state it is not required that I keep grades. However, I am choosing to do I can see at a glance how she is doing. Since I chose Timberdoodle, they have a scheduler with check boxes for each assignment that you do. I plan on writing in the grades there and keeping them that way. I won’t show our daughter grades until 3rd grade.

My grading system:

Pre-K - 2 Grade: she will not see the grade
E: excellent; no extra work needed; 100-90%
S: satisfactory; give a little extra work; 89-80%
N: needs improvement; give a lot of extra work; 79-0%

3 - 5 Grade: she will only see letter grade
A: 100-90%
B: 89-80%
C: 79-70%
U: Unsatisfactory; 69-0%

6 - 12 Grade: she’ll now see the percentage grade
100-90%: A
89-80%: B
79-70%: C
69-60%: D
59-0%: F

For essays I found some great rubrics online.

Elementary K-5

Middle School

High School

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Here is what we do for preschool. I did these myself; it’s not Timberdoodle.


Monday: books (she picks one and 1 about letters), game based on letters, break, 2 workbook pages…

Daily Schedule: Toddler

Our daughter is 2.5 now. We’ve been doing the same schedule for awhile now works great for us but might not work for everyone.


8-9: wake up, go potty, get dressed (she picks her own clothes), breakfast with milk or water, brush teeth
10-12: school time, play time
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8-9: bath/shower time, brush teeth, story, bed


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