Things I Learned at CHEA

I attended the CHEA Convention this past weekend in Pasadena, California. Here are a few things I learned:

  1. CHEA stands for Christian Home Educators Association.
  2. Conventions are helpful, even if they seem silly. πŸ™‚
  3. Some workshops are life-changing and some are life-wasting, choose wisely.
  4. The Exhibit Hall is my favorite part of the convention.
  5. Heidi St. John is really cool. πŸ™‚ She is down to earth and practical. If you have a chance to hear her speak, take advantage of it.
  6. The best nugget I found in the exhibit hall was a Spanish Curriculum that has a program geared towards preschoolers. We’ll be using it this year for my 3 year old and 5 year old.
  7. Last but not least!! When attending a homeschool convention, if you can turn it into a girls day, do it!! You won’t regret it πŸ™‚

Attending the CHEA Convention has kick-started my school planning. Next I will be showing you the two reading programs I’m trying to choose between. I’m also trying to decide between using workboxes or just a schedule. I’m looking into The Well-Planned DayΒ to schedule our lessons, but I’m trying to decide between the print copy and the software. Lots and lots of decisions in the month of July!! I hope you’re enjoying your summer.

Did you attend CHEA or another homeschool convention? What is something you learned?