Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Ask, And You Shall Receive

I'm off to a homeschooling conference this weekend. I'm very excited. I've even saved my birthday money for 2 months and 10 days so I can spend it all at the vendor fair. Oh, and gas to get there. And lunch. But I digress.


As many homeschooling moms do, I've been thinking about resources and materials for our continued homeschooling. I'd say 'for next year', but we tend to bumble our way through our homeschooling career in fits and spurts, taking time off here and there leaving me stressed enough to tell the kids 'That's it! We're doing school work through the summer!'. I'm looking forward to spending a good amount of time at the conference's vendor fair, touching and feeling and reading before buying. It scares me to buy something sight unseen.

The kids have been gravitating toward more sit-down work. So I've been thinking about this 'Handwriting Without Tears' I've heard about. I happened to mention the program to my sister, an Occupational Therapist, after hearing that many OTs have used it successfully with their clients. Well, if she's not carting around the whole entire program in a lovely canvas 'Handwriting Without Tears' tote bag.

So, today I'm going to leisurely meander my way through the materials without having to sling a plastic bag of catalogues on my elbow while using my other elbow to protect myself from the eager homeschooling parents who are trying to read over my shoulder while a pleasant sales-oriented vendor is trying to extol the virtues of the particular resource I am manhandling before having to dash off to my next seminar.


I might even drink tea while doing so.

3 comments:

Cristina said...

Neat. You'll have to let me know what you think of it. I know the Spelling Power program we use recommends Handwriting w/o Tears, but I've heard mixed reviews. It could be one of those "depends on the child" situations.
I hope your weather gets warmer soon. I hope MY weather gets warmer soon. Have fun at the homeschooling conference!
Peace and Laughter,
Cristina

oom said...

Have fun this weekend! It sounds like an excellent resource....

Cristina said...

Thanks for voting! Looks like this is going to be a tight race. Can't wait to see who wins!

Peace and Laughter,
Cristina