Homeschooling Atascerdo, California

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More and more moms are searching for alternatives to public education system. That is no surprise since the public education system in the United States is rated 25th in the world in science and reading and 38 in mathematics. To a great number of parents homeschooling seems as a clear alternative. The issue with this is that if you search the Internet for homeschooling the info you will find is in many cases not accurate at all. Everybody in search of homeschooling in Atascerdo, CA should take into consideration attending a homeschooling event like those provided by GreatHomeschoolConventions.Com. At our convention you can find a wide range of homeschooling curriculum. You’ll be able to attend lessons and interact experts like Sarah Mackenzie, Pam Barnhill, and others. The mission of our events is to equip you the families not only with the right information but also the resources you need to start a successful homeschooling program. In the event you are not finding information about homeschooling in Atascerdo, California, we urge you to attend one of our trade shows.

Homeschooling Programs in Atascerdo, California

You would think that with so many families searching for homeschooling resources in Atascerdo, California more details will be available. It is no secret that the state of California is trying to abolish homeschooling. As California’s AB 2756 bill shows. Homeschooling is nothing new it was revived in the 1980s and 90s as a way for Christian parents to integrate their moral values into their kids education. What we have learned over the last 20 years no one was expecting. That is, kids who are homeschool are more successful in life, make better choices, and have higher sense of values and respect for friends and family. Regardless of false propaganda homeschooled teens have the same access to online learning, friendships, and extracurricular activities as the other public school student but without the negatives, like standardized lesson plans and drugs. In recent times a lot of parents have raised the question I’m wondering if homeschooling is the answer to a better education for our kids. At Great Homeschool Conventions we simply want to make you aware that you are not alone on this journey. For more details about what Great Homeschool Conventions has to offer please check out our blog.

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Eighteen Tips for Better Homeschool Conventions

At a homeschool convention, there can be dozens to hundreds of workshops, products, cool educational toys, kits, and fellow homeschoolers to meet and learn from.

(Don’t underestimate that last point. Nearly everywhere I speak, I have the privilege of connecting parents homeschooling kids with similar challenges.  Once at the Midwest Homeschool Convention, a mother lamented to me that she knew no one anywhere in her county who homeschooling a child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. But, providentially, the other mom visiting my booth had just told me a similar story. So I introduced them. Twenty minutes later, they were exchanging hugs and phone numbers, planning to meet.)

Preparing for Homeschool Conventions

Not homeschooling yet? You’ll be astonished how cheap admission is, how many different kinds of products are sold, and what a wide range of people homeschool.

Once I heard a convention center employee ask another what people do at a homeschool convention. The second said he guessed we bought textbooks.  That’s like guessing people go to the beach just to swim. It’s not the whole story. Homeschool conventions are not bookstores, just as the beaches I love are not swimming pools. Here’s how to make the most of your time.

Preparation:

  1. Plan ahead which workshops to attend. Read the workshop list, the descriptions, and read the speaker biographies. Some speakers are so good you will want to hear them, even if their topics aren’t dearest to your heart.
  2. Look at the schedule: did the organizers allow enough time for shopping? Some hours you may want to skip some workshops to shop, especially if talks are being recorded.
  3. Notice which booths you don’t want to miss. Mark them on the vendor hall map.
  4. Wear comfortable shoes.
  5. Bring a water bottle.
  6. Bring a comfortable backpack, a rolling cart, or wheelie suitcase if you may be buying curriculum. A tote bag full of books gets very heavy, and dashing out to your car may take 20–30 minutes.
  7. Consider bringing your spouse to the convention. You can attend workshops together or split up to cover more ground.
  8. Plan an easy supper for when you return home.

At the convention:

  1. Go up and down every aisle in the vendor hall. (Yes, even in Cincinnati—though I wouldn’t walk all those aisles at one time.)
  2. As you go up and down, mark up your vendor hall map. Note the booths you want to return to. (Write your name and cell phone number on the cover in case you lose it.)
  3. Some things sell out early. Don’t wait until the last minute to buy.
  4. Come by my booth and say hello. 😄

If you’re taking along a child with sensory issues, or if you personally find conventions a bit overwhelming:

  1. Pack a lunch in a cooler and retreat to your car for a break, if the weather and distance from the parking lot permit.
  2. Take a break outdoors, or find a quiet hallway to regroup. I like to review my notes and map and think over what I’ve been learning.
  3. Take earplugs to reduce the noise if your child or you are sensitive to noise and you are attending a very large convention. (This can be helpful in any public place.)
  4. Go with a friend (or your spouse) and give each other breaks. Take the kids to the lobby for 30–45 minutes while the other shops, then trade.
  5. Bringing a sitter or an adult relative and paying their admission may be worth it. (Alternatively, would grandparents keep the kids for the day?)
  6. Want vendors to come back? Say it with cash.

You may save a few dollars buying curriculum used, but vendors spend hundreds getting to each event, renting the booth, plus their hotel and food. No matter how professional they are and how great their products look, you’d be surprised how many are small, family-owned businesses. That $150 curriculum may not give them much return after they pay for printing, travel, and shipping on the unsold copies to the next convention.

Every year, some vendors decide they can no longer afford to go to conventions. When you buy at a convention, or order from the vendors afterward, you encourage them to come back. The Internet’s a good way to shop, but there’s nothing like holding the books and materials in your hands.

So, plan ahead and bring the right gear. Pace yourself at the convention, and make special preparations if you or your child are going to find the busy atmosphere tiring. Consider supporting those who produce good materials by buying directly from them.

Have a great time at your homeschool convention! Got more tips? Share them in the comments section below, please.

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