razorbackmama Posted August 28, 2012 Share Posted August 28, 2012 It takes me forever to grade my kids' work, and I'm thinking part of the issue is our method. Each child has a "cubby" - basically it's a small shelf where their individual books, workbooks, folders, etc. are kept. They all have 1 folder, and that is where any loose papers go. Work in progress or to be completed goes on the left side of the folder. Completed work that needs to be filed away in a binder goes on the right side of the folder. In front of that goes their daily assignment sheet that I print out from Homeschool Tracker. When I go to grade their work, I have to get their folders, any workbooks they might have, and sort through it all. Some kids are naturally neater than others. My 14yo's folder is always a mess LOL. It's like he shuffles all his papers on the table and then just stuffs it in his folder.;) So just organizing it into a workable pile takes a few minutes. This times 5 can really take up some time! A couple of my kids do their schoolwork in their rooms, and they have a tendency to leave their books in there. If I notice that they haven't brought them down to their cubbies, I tell them to bring them down, but that's assuming that I notice while they are still awake. Often I don't get to start working on all of this until after their are in bed. So then I have to go upstairs and try to find their schoolbooks in the dark.:tongue_smilie: I'm thinking there has GOT to be a better way LOL!!!! I'm thinking about requiring them to turn in everything in a central box of some sort, making sure to PUT THEIR NAME ON IT (ahem, 14yo). But I've tried that in the past and it was a disaster.:glare: Something has to change though. Plus I think I am assuming responsibility that I shouldn't be in our current procedure. It's not MY job to hunt down their work every day, KWIM? So I'd love to hear what works for you! (Them grading their own work is out of the question, as is going over their work with them immediately...I am teaching 6, so there is absolutely no way I can do that.) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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