Friday, January 23, 2009

Preparing for the Mini-Conference

I've been working a lot this week on preparing to speak at a Home School Conference for the first time. It's only a mini-conference for our local home school support group, but I am excited that I was asked to speak. I do feel like I have a wealth of knowledge to share for one who is not considered a veteran home schooler (you know, those who've been home schooling for 15 or 20 years). I wrote up an Ad/Teaser to share with the group, because my class title is kind of vague, and we don't seem to be getting the interest the mini-conference was expected to have. Though, I wonder if part of that is the date. Why did we pick Valentine's Day for the mini-conference? What were we thinking? I know I was there for the original planning meeting....???

Anyway, here's my Ad:

Do you like to save money?
Has the economy got you down?
Are you home schooling on a budget?
Would you like to get curriculum for FREE?
Have you been wanting to try unit studies or lapbooking,
but don't know where to start?
Would you like to home school with practically no money
and still choose your own curriculum?

If you answered "yes" to more than one of these questions, then
Homeschooling on a Shoestring and Lapbooking
is the class for you!

I'll even show you how to home school with a shoestring!

Yes, I'm actually going to show my class how to home school with a shoestring. Most of it will be how to use the library, unit studies, lapbooking, free downloads, free websites, and other free curriculum opportunities to home school well, fun, and effectively for cheap.

I'm thinking of adding a lot of my info to the blog, both for others and myself. I would love to have the information in a more easily accessible format than I currently have. I have a lot of work to do, but when I'm done with my conference notes, I should have things pretty much organized. Though, I'm not sure how to add all that to the blog. I have a couple of friend who might help. ;)

1 comment:

  1. Hey girl! You really need to do an article for HOTM on lapbooking or ANY of the wisdom you have!!I'm doing a lapbook Science class this year in my co~op class and it's keeps the boys interested and the girls like all the cutting and creating. I for ONE would LOVE to hear what you have! Go on over to Heart of the Matter...and we are ALWAYS looking for wisdom on the journey!!

    Get on over there!We need you! Getting that added to your site, not a problem;) LOL