I had been anticipating attending my first homeschool conference for MONTHS. The first day finally arrived this past Thursday and I have to say it was even more amazing than I had dreamed. The exhibit hall had all the books I wanted to see, the sessions were presented by "famous" homeschool veterans whose writings I have long admired. I was able to get all my nagging questions about our upcoming school year answered and to top it off, Hubby was able to get time off from work to attend with me.
There were so many great sessions that we had to play divide and conquer several times. The Outdoor Adventure Tent ended up being our favorite. We learned about self defense skills, survival skills, Revolutionary War Re-enactment, Project Appleseed and even aquaponics. I definitely see greenhouse gardening in our near future. I have a better idea of what our PE class will contain this year and I'm excited to start planning a once a month survival practice day for our family.
John Joslyn, one of the co-founders of the Titanic Museums gave a stunning presentation about the time he spent recovering artifacts in the North Atlantic Ocean. Marissa and Melanie were as fascinated with the presentation as Hubby and I.
On top of everything else, we came home with tons of information about additional resources and of course lots and lots of secondhand books from the consignment sale.