Last year, I decided to create a Homeschool Convention Notebook at the prodding of Betty from Peace Creek on the Prairie. I’m so glad I did!
I found in my stash of notebooks (because every good homeschool mom has a stash of notebooks) a white notebook that had a clear cover where a cover page could be inserted. Since most homeschool conventions hand out session schedules, that’s where I put my session schedule for each day, so I had it at a glance. No need to open anything and search.
I also marked every session I was interested in. I starred it if I was interested, circled it if that was my definite choice, and wrote “Tape” next to any I intended to purchase the recording for (even though technically no one uses tapes anymore!)
Since I was speaking at our local convention, I put my speaking notes at the front of the notebook, followed by notebook paper to take notes on and a folder for loose papers from vendors and speakers sessions.
In the back cover, I put my list of items I was looking for. Again, it was quick to glance at in the always-crowded vendor hall. Last year, I didn’t have a lot of curriculum needs since we decided to create our own history/literature program.
The Teach Them Diligently Convention in March will be our first homeschool convention of the year (yes, sometimes we go to more than 1!) However, I anticipate this notebook being helpful for the 2:1 Blogging Conference in April too!
So, grab a notebook and make this convention season a little more organized!