happypamama Posted January 31, 2011 Share Posted January 31, 2011 Since we're expecting a new baby right at the beginning of next school year, our children will obviously be getting a hands-on course in human growth, development, and care. Since our state requires a portfolio and whatnot, it seems like I should incorporate that into DD's science curriculum. I'm thinking maybe once a month or so, DD could write a couple of sentences noting what the baby has learned to do that month, or something. I don't want to get too bogged down, though, because I want her just to enjoy our baby without thinking about turning it into schoolwork, y'know? I just thought the baby (which she's very excited about, especially if it turns out to be the long-awaited baby sister) would be a fun and obvious science topic. If anyone else has ideas on how I might use what we're doing naturally in a way that would also satisfy my state's portfolio requirements, I'd love to hear them! (DD will be a 4th grader; DS1, who will be in 1st, is not required to report to the state next year, so we don't need anything formal for him. If DD was in high school, I'd be giving her home ec type credit for baby care, but I don't need that yet. Just biology-type credit.) Seems like a waste for something that's going to occupy a lot of everyone's time not to count for something official. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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