Friday, October 3, 2008

MHA Conference thoughts...

Well, its a good thing the kids are always learning regardless of what Mama is doing...because in complete honesty, Mama has been a bit mentally absent the past week or so. Life happened to get in the way. But I promise not to dwell and feel guilty, and instead be a Big Girl and move on. I'll also give a big thank you to my partner-in-crime, Hubster, who fearlessly jumps in when my brain or sunshiney attitude pukes out.

Last Saturday, I attended the Minnesota Homeschoolers Alliance conference. It was the first time I'd been, and it was good time. Picked up a few games from one of the vendors ("Quick Pix Animal"- a game about animal classification, and "Thing-A-Ma-Bot", a creativity/memory game). Got lots of information from places that have cool extra programs for homeschoolers, and wished for about half a minute that I lived closer to the cities so I could actually take advantage of those programs on a regular basis without having to take out a gasoline loan. Lots of great ideas, nonetheless.

The first session I took was on Twice Exceptional Kids. The second thing I went to was the keynote - Alison McKee speaking on doubts while homeschooling. The third session was Homeschool Planning and Record Keeping. There was a fourth session, but I skipped it so I could head north and set up for my mother-in-law's benefit. All in all, a good time. I have a bag of "Freebies" that are still sitting next to my bed that I haven't gone through. The conference was a nice way to "start the year", I suppose. And its always nice to be in a big place with all those folks that I so lovingly refer to as "undergrounders". It was a beautiful thing. More thoughts on the conference later...

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Ooh, I want to know all about that Twice Exceptional Kids session. I was going to take that before it all hit the fan around here this Fall.

I hope things are settling down for you once again, dear gal.