We attended the NCHE conference this year. I've been going to this conference yearly since 1998. For 10 of those years I worked as a vendor which I loved. I do miss the opportunity to share at the conference about Five in a Row. Attendance was down this year. Not sure if this is a new trend or just reflective of this year. I hope the latter.
The fun group I went with. This was a video - so just a snapshot of that. LOL
The girls enjoyed the book fair. Rebecca selected many new books to read. Most are classics - Moby Dick, The Iliad, Scarlet Pimpernel, Pride and Prejudice and many more. I love that she likes reading so much!
They also enjoyed the teen events such as the dance.
Hanging out with friends before going to the Talent show.
The girls remembered how cold it has been in years past and came prepared with blankets this year. ALL of us were glad for these during the workshops! It was really cold this year!
I'll probably post more on what we will be doing next year in another post (later in the summer). We are using many of the same things - Five in a Row, MathUSee, Handwriting without Tears, Notgrass History, Apologia, etc. The really new venture for our family will be doing a WWII study on our own. I've found some great books to use and am excited about this venture. When Joshua asked me what he would be doing next year, I told him WWII - and an little of the history that leads up to it. He then asked "all year?" When I said yes, he gave me a great big hug! That makes it worth the work! I love that we can focus on their interests and dig deeper into topics that they want to learn about. I have a lot of work to do. I'm glad for a break in the summer to do some planning and also looking forward to the next year.