Closing down the school year

The kids finished school last week, of course my school work doesn’t end at the same time theirs does.  I still have to go through all the paperwork from the year, pick out the best stuff for their portfolios, clean up the school bookcase, put together their transcripts, print out grade books and pictures and put all the information together in a nice portfolio.

On Sunday, since we didn’t have any internet, I got the process started.  This is our school inbox from the year.


Dumping them on the ground is so much easier to go through. 


I did get through it all on Sunday, picked out the papers I wanted to keep and I have them all ready for the portfolios.  I still have to  print out grade books, transcripts and other things, but this was a huge step.

This is our school bookcase.  We are going to be cleaning it out and boxing up and giving away some books.  Then start using it for our personal books.  But that is a project for another day.


I love Paulie’s photo bomb on this one. 



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6 thoughts on “Closing down the school year”

  1. hahaha Paulie did a good one. wow that was quite a job but looks good….better when its all done. enjoy your summer. Love

  2. Glad you are getting it all sorted! I am in planning mode. Usually at the end of school, I just want a break, but this year I’m going forward while I have the notion!

  3. Good for you! The wrapping up aspect is always such a big project for me, especially since it comes when the weeds are sprouting madly in our garden. And this year we’re planning a trip as well, so the wrapping up will have to happen later in the summer.

    But I’m glad to be inspired by you. I’m going to put a link to this post in Miss 16’s records file, just so it can cheer me up when I get to work. 🙂

  4. We are planning to go until the end of June. Funny how schools here and schools in the States go on different calendars. Our public schools also don’t end until the end of June, whereas seems like most US schools are out. We very loosely follow their schedule, but in any case after two weeks off in April, we need to continue a bit longer.

    I’m not really looking forward to be done. If July wasn’t always so busy, I wouldn’t mind carrying on with a light schedule. But it is, so we stop.

    Enjoyed your family photos on the other blog. I really need to get out and take some more pictures.

  5. I’m getting closer to wrapping up this year. Miss 11 may finish today! And I’m still excited by your example. LOL I hope you’re enjoying your summer break.

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