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schwartzkari
05-12-2010, 05:48 PM
I'm looking for a premade kindergarten report card template for my daughter. Can someone point me in the right direction of a website or book that offers this?
Thanks! :)

Snoopy
05-12-2010, 10:41 PM
I use Homeschool Tracker Plus, which creates report cards if you want it to. Or you could create your own in Excel, for example. My older kids all go to p.s. For Kindergarten, their report cards used "Effort Codes" instead of grades: S for satisfactory, N for needs improvement, and U for unsatisfactory. They only got an effort code for Reading and Math. Then they for effort codes for a whole bunch of "Character Development" behaviors such as "works through assignments carefully", "listens attentively", "Follows direction", "Speaks at appropriate Times". Not sure that those would be applicable for homeschoolers, I guess that would depend on your homeschooling method. You can also find templates online. There is one that seems interesting here (http://www.sd68.bc.ca/education/reportcards/reportcards.htm),for example.

schwartzkari
05-13-2010, 12:03 AM
Awesome! Thank you so much for that link.
I thought about making my own in an Excel program so I might use the one from the link as an example and go from there.

amphibology29
05-13-2010, 11:00 AM
Does anyone know if there's anything similar to Homeschool Tracker that's Mac compatible without having to download special programs to make it compatible? I'd love to have something like that. I'm hopelessly disorganized sometimes and having everything on a program would be awesome.

camaro
05-13-2010, 11:31 AM
Hi, Nani. NeoOffice (http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/index.php) and OpenOffice (http://www.openoffice.org/) are two full free office suites available for Mac that can open, edit and save Microsoft Office file formats. If you don't already have one of those you would have to download them, but they are free and being full-featured (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, etc) you might find them handy for other things. TextEdit, which comes with your Mac can also open .doc files, so you could give that a try for now to see how it works.

amphibology29
05-13-2010, 11:52 AM
We have our iWork programs set up to open .doc and other Microsoft-based files already; sounds like we'll have to download something either way if we want Homeschool Tracker to work for us, though. Thanks for the input!

Snoopy
05-13-2010, 09:45 PM
Does anyone know if there's anything similar to Homeschool Tracker that's Mac compatible without having to download special programs to make it compatible? I'd love to have something like that. I'm hopelessly disorganized sometimes and having everything on a program would be awesome.

Hey Nani, there is a Homeschool Tracker forum specifically addressing running that program on a Mac, although I gather you do need to run either Fusion of Parallels, whatever those are :). I think you might have to sign up as a member to access the forum, but not sure... try it! http://forum.homeschooltracker.com/Discuss_List.aspx?forumid=13

schwartzkari
05-16-2010, 09:56 PM
I use Homeschool Tracker Plus, which creates report cards if you want it to. Or you could create your own in Excel, for example. My older kids all go to p.s. For Kindergarten, their report cards used "Effort Codes" instead of grades: S for satisfactory, N for needs improvement, and U for unsatisfactory. They only got an effort code for Reading and Math. Then they for effort codes for a whole bunch of "Character Development" behaviors such as "works through assignments carefully", "listens attentively", "Follows direction", "Speaks at appropriate Times". Not sure that those would be applicable for homeschoolers, I guess that would depend on your homeschooling method. You can also find templates online. There is one that seems interesting here (http://www.sd68.bc.ca/education/reportcards/reportcards.htm),for example.

I ended up downloading Homeschool Tracker, what did I ever do before this!? LOL! Wonderful software :)

dbmamaz
05-17-2010, 12:33 AM
Can I ask why you would want to make one? I am coming up blank.

schwartzkari
05-17-2010, 09:53 AM
Can I ask why you would want to make one? I am coming up blank.

I should clarify, it won't be a report card with actual grades. Just a report with the list of goals we made up last year and whether or not we made those goals. In the state of Texas I don't have to keep records but I want to just incase we find ourselves dealing with truancy officers :)

dbmamaz
05-17-2010, 11:34 AM
thanks, that makes sense! I am doing some minimal record-keeping for my older son, more along the lines of things I could use for transcripts, but nothing at all for the younger lol