In Washington State we aren’t required to file our Intent to Homeschool until age 8 (for most kids this is 3rd grade). However, I like having all my ducks in a row, so I am going to begin keeping track of our school days now, in Kindergarten. We may not be required to report yet, but I want my own records, just in case. You never know what the government will do next – so it’s always good to be prepared. If anyone should ever question the early years, I will have it all documented and filed away. If we ever were to move to a state with an earlier documentation date, recording now will be beneficial in so many ways. Did I mention I like being prepared? I was a Girl Scout, after all.
So I made up a little (it’s 2 pages) 180 Day Attendance Tracker. It’s simple enough to get the job done. Feel free to grab it and use it too. I’m feeling too lazy to put up a thumbnail pic – but I assure you it is as awesome as it is useful! It includes blanks to fill in your child’s name, grade, the calendar year(s) you’re tracking, and section for notes. I am writing the date (m/d) in each square that we have school. But you could also just check the boxes off.