Not all homeschoolers must keep a record of attendance, but I did and I know that many of us are required to keep attendance records. For those of us who keep attendance records, I am providing a variety of printable attendance forms. These forms are designed to be printed and placed in your homeschool binder. If you prefer an electronic method of keeping attendance and if you have Microsoft Excel on your computer, please look at my attendance spreadsheets starting with this one, Grades and Attendance. Another option is a Homeschool Record Keeping Spreadsheet Behemoth, my V Planner (requires subscription).
Quality 1: Dated or Not Dated
Quality 2: For One Child or for Several Children
In the list of links below, those two qualities are listed.
The 2-page attendance form can keep attendance records for one student. If you prefer an attendance calendar that keeps records for several children, please see Attendance H. Each page is designed to keep records for one semester. Record attendance totals for each week, each month, and each semester. The 2-page attendance files are available starting in the months: July, August, and August with two Januaries.
August - 2 Januaries (Aug-Jan-Jan) would be the one that I would have needed in the past. Our semesters typically ran from August to December and then from January through May. Sometimes the 1st semester spilled into January and sometimes the 2nd semester spilled into June.
Attendance H is an attendance calendar that prints horizontally (landscape). Attendance H allows you to count attendance for more than one child. The calendars are available for seven children (3 pages), four children (2 pages), and two children (1 page). These numbers of children were chosen not because I think the numbers are common, but because the ruled lines for each child fit nicely on a certain amount of pages.
The lines on the right side of the calendar can be used for anything that you deem useful. I would use one of the columns for monthly totals.
All of the calendars begin in July.
This form is very basic. Simply write the date in each square. Each row has 10 squares. There are two forms, one with 180 squares and one with 200 squares. The 200 Days form has numbers 1-200 to the side of each row in increments of 10.
This is a ruled calendar. To see other ruled calendars without the "Student Attendance" Header, se the links listed below.
Files for Ruled "Student Attendance" Calendar
In the V Planner spreadsheet, attendance is marked on the Days worksheet where it maintains a running total. Attendance totals are reported on two printable worksheets- RC# and Transcript#. You may view screenshots below.
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