No, I didn't give my children report cards. I'm not even sure they know what a report card is.
With all the end of school fun going on around town, I've been reflecting on my want of a progression gauge. It would feel awesome to check things off a learning list, have subject beginnings and endings, and a last day of school. Structure! Categories! Oh, be still my heart.
We do a lot of core phase and love of learning phase (= mostly unschooling). There isn't much patience for anything too contrived over here. Some days I long for a nice, tidy curriculum with quiet children hunched over desks for hours on end. I admit, I do employ some trickery to wrangle these youngins into subjects deemed "boring" at first glance, but mostly they are fiercely independence little creatures. And though I won't be marking or giving grades of any kind, I will "report" that we've had some decent learning these last few months. Which means, for us, decent living. I think all of us are always "in school," don't you?