No…This is not a journey on the high seas, sailing on a masted ship, raising sails to the wind.
It is that time of the year again…..off to the home school convention. H.E.A.V. (gotta love it)!!
Home Educators Association of Virginia
It is filled with Vendors from all over the country along with an impressive used curriculum sale. There is a labyrinth of sessions to be navigated and decided upon. It is the highlight of every homeschool mom in Virginia.
There will be approximately 200 students in the graduating class of 2007. If you venture over to the HEAV website and click on the Convention page, you can peruse the bios of these dedicated students. It is always impressive to me to read what each of these young people have accomplished. The many activities and groups that they are participate in is always interesting to read. Hmmmm……and the critics say socialization is an issue…..You certainly wouldn’t notice it in the accomplishments of these young people.
I have printed off the handouts for the seminars I wish to attend. I have my address labels to carry into the vendor hall so that I can be put on the many mailing lists that I am not all ready on….:). I have my overly large bag ready to fill with whatever goodies I can pick up. My clipboard has been filled with paper for the sessions that do not offer online handouts along with several writing implements and a couple of highlighters.
My comfortable shoes are sitting by the table along with my water bottle ready to fill in the morning. I think I am prepared.
The only thing missing from this convention is the best homeschool resource I could think of……the revered and highly esteemed Donna Young, creator of the DonnaYoung.Org Printables and Resources of Homeschools and Classrooms. If you are new to homeschooling or an old hand, this is the ultimate resource site on the web for homeschool forms of any kind you think you could possibly need. You will also find a few added extra’s such as menu planning forms, grocery shopping lists of any flavor you could require. Planners and organizers galore….if you haven’t stumbled upon this gem on the web….check it out now. Quite a few of the items are on the website and are free to download. I assure you, it would be to your best interests to purchase her CD. The website doesn’t even come close to what’s on the CD.
Donna, I would be glad to set up a table at our convention next year and demo your CD’s. HEAV does invite people to come and present their valuable resources. If I submit your name, will you come? It would be a good place to the hold the DY Reunion we are all dying to attend!! I am sure there would be any number of volunteers that would come visit me and tag along….We could have the Donna Young “Praise” Choir in attendance….:) I can just see it now….there would be so many DYer’s in attendance none of the other people could get in…..Just think of the story Applie could weave over this adventure…….
I can dream, can’t I?
I will come back and tell you all the goodies I saw and bought!!! 🙂
“Congratulations to the Graduating Students and their families!”
To the H.E.A.V Class of 2007………Hip,Hip,Hooray!!!
May your journey of learning continue thru out the rest of your life. Best Wishes…………..