Is anyone here from this forum planning to attend the convention? I will be going to the one in Spartanburg this week. Not sure who we want to hear speak, etc other than Sonya and Ken Ham! Can anyone give recommendations for a new homeschoolers going into her second year of homeschooling. Last year I went to all the get started workshops for first time homeschooolers. Not sure what I need this time around. I guess encouragement more than anything!
If I could sit in on some workshops, I’d be drawn toward Sally Clarkson, Jeannie Fulbright, and Shirley Solis as possibilities.
Thank you for the ideas. What all will you be teaching and speaking on at the convention! Will have to come by your booth to say hello and pick up a few items for next year!
I went last yr! Fabulous! Wish I could go this yr too!
Hal and Melonie Young are great to hear! As well as Mark Hamby, and my dh and I love Todd Friel! Most definitely see Ken Ham if you have never heard him! And of course Sonja! :)
Here are the five workshops I’ll be presenting this year.
- Charlotte Mason and Her Methods—Thursday, 8:00 PM
- Learning with Living Books—Friday, 2:00 PM
- Laying Down the Rails: The Power of Good Habits in Your Homeschool—Saturday, 9:30 AM
- Flexible Homeschooling with Planning and a Bit of Technology—Saturday, 3:30 PM
- Looking Past the Fear—Saturday, 5:00 PM
Sonya, what are your last 2 sessions about? Is the technology about the Organizer or is it more internet related? What about the last session? Fear of what? These are the only sessions that have not been offered in Chattanooga.
The Flexible Homeschooling workshop is a new one that was requested by the convention coordinators. I’ll be going through the five steps of the Planning Your CM Education approach/book, and then demonstrating the CM Organizer. Here’s the published description:
Flexible Homeschooling with Planning and a Bit of Technology—We’ll walk through 5 easy steps for making a plan—from your Big Picture goals down to your daily activities. Then we’ll discuss how to keep that plan flexible with the help of our favorite online planner. Break free from feeling behind, because there’s more to life than the calendar!
Looking Past the Fear addresses five common fears that homeschool moms share no matter how long they’ve been homeschooling. We’re going to look at Scripture and talk about what we can do when these fears assail us:
Looking Past the Fear—An encouraging look at God’s response to five fears that homeschooling moms face: fear of what God is calling you to do, fear of being inadequate for the job, fear of what might happen in the future, fear of ridicule or rejection, fear of our weak areas ruining our children.
Great! Thanks! We are going to the convention in Nashville. This will be our first one. Looking forward to bringing DH along as well.
We will see you tomorrow Sonya! Looking forward to your workshops! Excited!
Have fun in my hometown! If I didn’t have a moms retreat, I would have driven up!
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