In the first pocket is an invitation from his birthday party and a picture craft he did. Next are page protectors containing an outline of the curriculum we used throughout the year.
Here it is in the folder:Next, there is a report card that is part of a K-5 series aligned with Common Core that I'll use each year. I have a huge issue with Common Core (totally against it). I don't use the report card to guide what we do, but it is nice to see what items we can improve on.
After the report cards are the certificates and documents from completed programs and classes throughout the year.
I've also included his vaccination record as well as a few doctor reports for my own organization. There are also camp outlines and some art. The rest of the box contains his actual workbooks that he used throughout the year. Like I mentioned earlier - I'll most likely only hang on to the blue folder after a couple years (most likely after EMan completes Kindergarten I'll get rid of it, but it'll be a nice reference for that). I'm not required to keep work pages as documentation but if opting out of formal testing (I will be) it will be nice to show the evaluator what we've been up to.
I like to date everything with a start/completion date for easy reference. That way I can sift through the papers and add dates to the first sheet if I forgot them and easily have date references to his learning.
It's so nice to have all these things organized and ready! I can now say CJ is officially Graduated from Kindergarten. Woo Hoo! Perhaps now I'll take the boys out for ice cream :).