Our homeschool convention this year is in April for the Midwest. This time I am going to be prepared with a list of vendors and curriculum that I have researched. Along with the purchase of curriculum I will also be utilizing the free resources that I have found online at various sites. Since this is our third year I figured out that I need a plan. The first year I was awestruck, the second year was observing and learning, and now I got it. I am ready. My list is started. Convention….here I come!
What Do I Need
What do I look for in curriculum?
How do I choose what style to use?
What do I like best about homeschool?
What will I do differently?
These are the questions that I ask myself as I start to research and record what we will work on next year.
Goals and Scheduling
Who will be learning?
How will I organize our day?
What lesson plan will I use if I use one?
What do I want to accomplish in the first semester? What in the second semester?
How long will we homeschool each day?
Who will be learning? Teenager, preschool, and first grader.
What do I like least about homeschooling? What do I like most?
What will be hands on learning?
How much book work will we do?
Where is the best place to eat affordably?
How much per subject will we spend? What subjects will I use off of free sites?
How much will we spend on our total trip?
I will use a spreadsheet to organize each category and answer the questions so that I won’t overspend.
My research on curriculum will be based on the vendors’ at the fair and the research answers I find in my book ” 100 Top Picks For Homeschool Curriculum” by Cathy Duffy.
This book is full of information that will help me to organize my thoughts. I plan my meals and how I do my laundry why not my curriculum choices?
If you homeschool how do you choose what you will use the next year? Leave your tips in the comments for other readers to view.