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FREE Homeschool Report Cards

As part of my continued effort to bring you great homeschool resources, here is a resource to not only help you get organized and keep good records, but help see your child’s strengths. There are lots of choices in these free homeschool report cards!

FREE Printable Homeschool Report Cards - K-12th grade with LOTS of options! These records sheets are perfect for keep homeschooling records, accessing progress, keepsake, college prep, teaching kids how to deal with constructive criticism. #homeschool #homeschooling

Homeschool Report Cards

Just download and print the reports cards on both sides of the paper. There are cute report cards for elementary age kids and more traditional looking report cards for older grades. Plus there are various choices for the inside depending on if you want to give grades, check off skills, etc.

Should your Homeschool Student have a Report Card?

Now, right off the bat I want to tell you that I did not do report cards for the younger years. I was much more interested in having them actually understand the material and develop a love of learning!

If they don’t understand something I am not going to just give them a bad grade and move on. We are going to reteach, practice, and reevaluate if they comprehend the material.  I don’t want them to be worried about grades – isn’t that one of the perks of Homeschooling?!?


Homeschool Record Keeping

But self evaluations (another name for a report card) are a part of life. Your child will get them throughout school, college, and even in their future job. So I like report cards for these reasons:

  1. Report Cards help kids learn to take constructive criticism. Not everything kids hear in a report card or job evaluation is going to be positive. And for that matter, they may not agree with how they were evaluated. But it is a good skill for kids to learn what information they need to listen to to make improvements on (we all have something we should improve on) and what areas are subjective and they may not want to change.
  2. Report Cards help kids start to see what they are good at. They learn their are certain objectives, absolutes that they must reach. If they don’t, they need to work harder, try a different strategy, or they may no be the best at that area. And THAT’S OKAY. Not everyone is going to be a doctor or nuclear physicist. They don’t all need to get A’s in Math.
  3. Report Cards Give us Records. It is important that we have records that show we did indeed teach our children and that they were learning the material. These records will be used down the road for various things including college entrance materials and graduation records.
  4. Report cards help make us accountable to carefully evaluate our child’s efforts, progress and work to make sure they are succeeding. If not we may need to tweak the curriculum, teaching style, or get some additional help.
  5. Report Cards are the Norm. Although I’m not a big fan of doing things because everyone else does, there are certain things that we all should know what it is and have an experience with because that is “what people do“. Every kid has ridden the bus (so we ride it at the fair), every kid has taken a sack lunch, every kid had a frustrating teacher (that is what extracurriculars are for), etc. Report Cards are part of what people remember from their schooling years and now your child will understand that common reference point too.

FREE Printable Homeschool Report Cards

6 Report Card Backs (so you can choose the one that works best for your particular child/family).  There is a specific one for Kindergarten, several options using subjects as the criteria and grading either (Outstanding, Satisfactory, Needs Improvement, Incomplete) OR standard grades (A,B,C,D,F,I), and options for using one based on checking off areas completed.report card7

I would recommend waiting until 4th or 5th grade to begin accessing actual grades. At that point it is good prep for the Jr.High/High School years (this is just my opinion).

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Note: Make sure you check your local regulations for specific homeschool requirements in your area. This is intended to be a free useful tool, but is not legal advice =-)

HINT: The elementary homeschool report cards coordinate with these FREE School Memory Pages

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FREE Printable Homeschool Report Cards - perfect for prek, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares Kindergarten spedicif worksheets,& educational ideas.

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  • Thanks so much for the good job you are doing. I just used your report cards for my daughter. I wish I would have search for these other years.

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