Per yesterday’s post, we are now committed to homeschooling our 5th grade daughter as of Monday, February 27, 2012 (notwithstanding February vacation). We received some of the NH paperwork and I have about 35 books on order.
From the onset I realized that it is incumbent upon us to maintain a meticulous log of what we are doing in terms of homeschooling: what she is reading, what she was taught, what worksheets she completed etc. etc.
I was thinking about how best to keep this log. Then it struck me, a private WordPress blog.
To me, the beauty of keeping the log on a private WordPress blog is that I do not have to worry about backing it up (keeping copies) — or being able to access it from anywhere in NH (let alone the world).
[It can only be accessed by me, my wife and daughter using an userid/password. So it is perfect.]
Plus, banging things into a blog is the most natural thing to me. Yes, blogging, in my old age, is one of my few vices. I spend at least 30 minutes a day blogging (and I just counted … I own over 37 blogs … many as yet unpopulated … on subjects ranging from standup paddle boards to papal pets (not to mention clerical hats) … with a combined average hit count of ~1,000 hits/day). So, if I can maintain the homeschooling records on WordPress, I know that it will get done!
I also, so as not to use this NH blog, set up a ‘Home School NH‘ blog.
[The 11 year who will be homeschooled has her own Web site plus separate blog, as does her 5-year old sister.]