I went to a homeschool conference this weekend in Greenville. It was really great and I appreciate my sweet husband who stayed home on Friday and Saturday to take care of the kids so that I could go. When I came back I heard that sometime during the two days and one night that I was gone they had Moes, Papa Johns, and Krispy Kreme. I decided I didn't want to hear anymore. I don't know what they ate for lunch, but I can only imagine it had something to do with McDonald's, Burger King, or Chick Fil-A...
Anyway, I went with a few girlfriends and it was a great girls time as well as a motivating, encouraging, and fun time at the conference. I always come away from a conference re-energized and excited about the privilege of teaching my children. everyday. I'm probably in the vast minority when I say this, but walking through the vendor hall at a homeschool conference must be what it's like for my children to walk into Toys R Us! It is curriculum, literature, and educational tool heaven!
I won't bore you with anymore details from the conference except one. I was excited that the creator of the curriculum I'm using was going to be there and even speaking at several of the workshops. When I was choosing a curriculum a few years ago I was thrilled to find My Father's World which not only had a strong emphasis on the Bible in addition to the obvious subjects, but it has a unique and easy way of combining all subjects except for language arts and math with all age groups. So, all my kids are learning the same Bible, history, and science but doing it at their own levels. Here they are making their own Tower of Babel using toothpicks and Play-Doh. Obviously, they all have different interpretations and abilities but they're all making a Tower of Babel and having a great time doing it! Learning how to problem solve as their towers can't stand up to the weight of the Play-Doh, or when the toothpicks come up short.
After hearing the speaker from My Father's World at the conference, once again the Lord confirmed to me that we are on the right track when it comes to curriculum and I can't wait till next year when we begin Adventures in My Father's World where we'll be doing American History along with our Bible History.
Betsy Grace's Tower of Babel