But what about a homeschool checklist — a list of everything you’d like your child to learn by graduation day? That can work, too.
A checklist isn’t a lesson plan. It isn’t a curriculum either. A checklist is actually a detailed list of everything you hope to teach, or everything you want your child to learn, from preschool all the way through 12th grade or even beyond.
Checklists can be organized by age, by year, or by grade if you want them to be. But they don’t have to. In fact, a true homeschooling checklist is organized by subject, and items are checked off as they are mastered, no matter when and how that occurs.
Parents can make checklists for anything they’d like a child to learn in homeschool, from sewing complex garments suitable for wearing to mastering all of the ideas traditionally covered in high school chemistry. If the educational goal can be put into words, and the individual objectives required to reach that goal can be put into writing, a checklist is born!
Using pencil and paper works fine, but taking advantage of computer software or online list-making tools and free list-making web sites makes the process much easier. Checklists may also be purchased, such as the excellent example you’ll find HERE.