Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Going to the fair

A week or so ago, Toby and I made our first foray into homeschool curriculum fairs, our maiden voyage, if you will. It was, I must say, rather exciting. So many books and cool stuff in one place!

One thing was a must - sign up with HSLDA. If you homeschool, you should seriously consider it.

Next we took a little tour. I was determined not to come in with the wild-eyed look of someone ready to buy everything pushed in my direction, so I tried to do a little advanced prep. I made a plan the week before of what I was thinking of doing for next year. Then I made a list of things I wanted to check out as possibilities. We worked our way around with military precision, making notes and comparing this writing material with that, what grammar is more age-appropriate, etc.

Then we reached Queen Homeschool Supply. And stopped. And dwadled. And dithered. And quite unexpectedly, fell in love. It hadn't featured on my list of things to check out, but I have no idea why not. I'd heard of them before, and thought their stuff looked great, but it went no further. But when Toby saw it - and thank goodness for the direction and perception of my dear husband - the search was over.

So, for the homeschoolers or wanna-bes or anyone else vaguely interested, Queen is worth a look. Believeing family, committed homeschoolers with plenty of experience, and the most beautiful picture studies I've seen.

Looking forward to next year already.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

I LOVE homeschool fairs! We are looking forward to trying the one here in OH, but I always enjoyed the MACHE one. I will have to check out the website you recommended.