"Yes, it is due at the end of May," I reply, "but I suggest you begin it now. It is easier to build the portfolio over the course of a year, rather than all at once at year end."
We are sitting together at a long table with several portfolios laid open. A first meeting between two homeschooling moms. She embarking on her first year, and I, the one who will review her portfolio and year-end reports.
She is already nervous and filled with questions. Gently, I outline a possible procedure. It is very similar to the one my portfolio leader gave me years ago when we first began homeschooling. The advice hasn't changed much, withstanding all these years. She listens intently, as I begin to explain.
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