Attending my first homeschool conference made it feel official. The last two years of homeschooling for preschool and kindergarten were practice years and now that my son is entering first grade, it's time to get serious. I realized I can't breeze through without a schedule any more. I need to follow a plan and I may even need to set an alarm in the morning! I'm convinced I need to prepare the night before too. Yikes. I can do it.
Here's some highlights of the conference:
- Getting motivated to get organized and serious about homeschooling. A few points from the various talks helped my motivation. I realized that I need to use these precious two and half months left of summer to prepare myself- by making lots of beads and organizing my house. Two things that I cannot do while homeschooling.
- Seeing old friends who don't live quite as close to Fredericksburg as I do. I got to see Lacy again (from Catholic Icing). It's always fun to catch up!
- Meeting the Holy Heroes kids! I just love what they do. What a great family! I should have gotten an autograph. I bought their picture bible too. It's going to be a hit, I know it.
- Scoring most of my homeschooling books at great prices from the plethora of vendors. I loved being able to flip through the books before I bought them and see if it was something I really wanted. There was every Catholic homeschooling book there I could ever want, plus every Catholic item I could ever want. I made many trips back to my car to unload! The Keller books booth and Usborne books were among my favorites.
- Listening to Andrew Pudewa's talk on the power of music. Hands down, my favorite talk of the weekend. I bought the CD so my husband could hear it too. Here's the link.