I can’t believe it is July1st already. We begin our schooling in just five weeks! It is time to think about books, schedules, and what to do with the rest of the summer. 🙂
Our local H.E.R.I. Homeschool Convention will be here on July 16th and 17th. To help me organize my time there I do the following:
1. I read through Donna Young’s Surviving the Curriculum Fair. I use the Subject Curriculum Planner for my “can’t go without” paper to the convention every year. I spend several days going over what I need for the next year, researching on the web for the best possible prices, and then write it all down on the paper. I’ll also write down a wish list, things that I’d like to get if money allows. These are usually family games, Focus On The Family Radio Theatre, or books I think my son would enjoy.
2. Shop at the H.E.R.I. June Bookbuster used book sale and mark off any items I purchased. This year I was able to get some great deals. The only thing I bought that was not on my list was four tin boxes filled with dominoes. They were only $4.00 and well worth getting.
3. Look over the Convention Program. Check out the lectures offered and mark the ones I want to hear. Check out the vendors and check the ones I need to visit.
4. At the convention, I’ll compare prices to the vendor prices. If the prices are cheaper at the convention, usually they are, I’ll purchase the item and mark that off the list.
5. After I get home, pull everything out and make sure I have everything I need. If I was not able to purchase curriculum at the Bookbuster or the Convention, I then order them on line.
6. I slowly finish up my school schedule over the next four weeks while I have fun for the rest of the summer.
Do you do anything special to get ready for your homeschool conventions?