When we decided to take the last break before the end of school the week after Easter to coincide with G2's and G3's birthday, the Cincinnati Great Homeschool Convention became an attractive goal. I made arrangements to volunteer for our family admission costs to the convention. I'd done this here in Chicagoland at ICHE and wasn't afraid of the tasks involved. We made arrangements to cash in some hotel points for a relatively free stay at the nearby Hilton property in Cincinnati. We are trying to fly stand-by, but we still don't know how that will pan out until we're returned. We researched the plan to visit the Creation Center (per Judy Hoch's advice in her February blog post), but found that without a car and an additional adult entrance fee (G1 became even more expensive), we'll pass this time. Each G is geared up for a busy schedule in the REAL FAITH for the REAL WORLD Teen Track and doesn't actually know anything about Cincinnati chili yet. We have three different museum field trips planned and it'll be good to get to at least one of those. Probably looking at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center or the William Howard Taft National Historic Site (so the Nat'l Park passports are packed).
I've made lists for each of our family members to visit various vendor booths while at the convention, i.e. Memoria Press and Teaching Textbooks (per Marci Goodwin's advice in her February blog post). I seriously need G1 to have his hands on the geometry textbook in order to give me feedback. I am going to try to teach all three on the same science curriculum so do I need 3 copies of the text? Will I continue to use the Classical Education method for high school science and will it be hands on science? I wanted each of my students to see the science books available to them in high school and get their input. I'll keep Paige's recommendations about science study in mind during each science speaker I hear. I'm taking Tina Robertson completely serious when researching the options for homeschool history choices. I will very much enjoy meeting some of my homeschool mentors from the blog world and eat some Cincinnati chili with Jimmie Lanley. I just love the way Amy Maze presented justification for more family bonding. I seriously needed the encouragement that Heather Woodie promised I'd find.
So, here goes another family adventure. (Family Adventuring at http://t.co/J8BTsgC8bt "We’re not on a vacation, where we seek relaxing pleasure experiences every day.")