😀 Ok, just saying that makes me laugh. I love to say that to other homeschoolers, mainly because I’m homeschooled and it’s just kind of inside jokes. Yes, I is homeschooled. Hahahaha hmm, ok I think I’m good now.
Anyway, I like say that because it’s been stated in the past that homeschooled students aren’t as smart as other students, or perhaps have a lack in education. This has been proven wrong over and over again – repeatedly homeschooled student’s test scores have soared – scoring an average of 10 points higher than public schooled students on standardized testing. There are so many other things proving homeschoolers have an amazing learning opportunity…but I’m not going to get into that right now. This post would be WAY too long. 😀
We just went to the annual Arizona Families for Home Education (AFHE) Convention this past weekend, and it was fun, hectic, amazing, crazy, and tiring as usual! Haha Ken Ham was the keynote speaker – *wow* he is a great speaker! He’s very powerful, convicting, funny, informative….. Usually at the Convention, there are specific Teen Speakers for….you got it, young people! This year, Ken Ham was not only the keynote, but also the Teen Speaker, so as you can imagine, his classes were always packed. The Convention is a 2-day thing, from 8 AM to7 PM. I think I went to all of Ken Ham’s talks except one.
At the Convention, not only do they have classes, but there’s also a Curriculum Fair where you can get discounted prices on curriculum you purchase. We can pretty much get subjects for whole year of school there and save a couple hundred dollars. It’s great! The Curriculum Fair is also a fun (and popular) place for young men and women to hang out. Not only is there curriculum in that hall, but t-shirts, hats, accessories, toys, lots and lots of books (LOVE IT!), and cool science-y experimental stuff you can try out. 😀
As fun as it all was, I’m glad it’s over for this year. It’s very tiring and takes a lot of thinking! It’s like….information overload. Or, Einstein Chatty Cathy meets caffeine. 😯