Closing Out Your School Year

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool


Do you have a process for closing out your school year? After 17 years of homeschooling, I have learned a few things that help me finish up a school year. Later, this will benefit me when I am ready to start a new school year.
During the last two weeks of school, I spend 15 minutes a day going through each of the boys’ stacks of materials. I only need to keep a few records in my permanent school file, so I declutter as I go along.
Completed workbooks get tossed. Books that will be used by another child are put back on my bookshelves. Books that my youngest has completed get passed on to others. I go though binders and toss papers. Usually, I put the empty binders back in their area to be used the next year.
For my high schoolers, I update their transcripts with final grades. For my younger children, I just make sure I have filed their end of grade testing papers, attendance sheet, and have their updated immunization papers filed.
The next step is to start planning for next school year. I make a list of the books I need to order, and I place those orders now. It can cause problems starting school in August if I do not order the books in a timely manner.

Finally, I will go through our supplies and toss the items that are no longer usable. During back to school sales, I have a better idea of what I need to buy if I have purged the used items.Here is a quick video on Closing Out my School Year:

How do you close out your school year?
Today’s Zone Mission is to shine your tub or shower.
Your Home Blessing for today is to dust and vacuum.
My menu plan for Tuesday is chicken and a salad.

Have a blessed day!




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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at

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