Home school convention! I love going to the convention, once a year its a very visual reminder that I am not alone in this endeavor. There are thousands of other people who home school, they just happen to live far away from me. Don't get me wrong, I have friends who home school but it is a small group compared to other regions of the country.
I love going and looking through all the possibilities, even if I pretty much know what I want to use and what will work for my children. It's always nice to browse. I especially loved the Lamplighter book table, all those leather bound volumes, they smell so good and the stories are just as sweet. I can't wait to place my order. I picked up an art program that will work perfect with our history program, some writing tablets and journal books, math charts, and world geography books.
I will order the rest of the curriculum over the next month or so. I was able to go with a new friend and had a great time wandering around, it gets me excited about teaching just when I think I have had enough for the year, I can't wait for the new books to come in.