We have been more consistant this year with narrations, yeah. However, I am not sure I am keeping good track of them. I have a 7th and a 5th grader doing them at this point. I did have a notebook for them to do their narrations in, but as the terms developed, they were asking to do them on the computer. I agreed. (Does this follow CM philosophy or is there a reason they should be writing them out?). Once they started typing them, they would print them and they’d end up all over. So the first term they are collected in a notebook and subsequent terms they are lost in the shuffle. I was thinking of creating a file on the computer for them to store their narrations. BUT, having some written and some on the computer, it seems hard to collect. How to do have your kids do theirs? Do you allow both hand written and computer written? And how to you store them, esp if you allow both versions. Thank you very much for your thoughts.
My 13YO DS only does written narrations, which he publishes on his blog. (It’s private – only aunts, uncles, grandparents can view it).
He has a pencil phobia, so he doesn’t do any written narrations. 😉KarenParticipant
I allow my 10yo daughter to type some narrations — but remembering to print and hole-punch them and get them in the binder is hard. We’ve done okay with it — but not great.JenniferMParticipant
Do your children save their typed narrations in a file on your computer? That could be an easy solution. Then just print them out at the end of the term or year if you want a hard copy for a portfolio.KarenParticipant
My daughter saves her narrations in her own file on her own profile on our computer. (That was confusing! *L*)
Printing them once at the end of the year would be a better idea than trying to remember during the year.Melanie32Participant
I have had so many bad experiences with typed narrations. My children have typed them for years and I have many wonderful written narrations because of computer problems. I now print out every narration as soon as it’s finished and put it directly in my daughter’s portfolio.Melanie32Participant
I meant to say I lost so many wonderful narrations. :-/
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