Feeling a little overwhelmed by it all?
Not sure where to begin or if you should go?
Here are some questions to those answers and more.
Q: I am planning to homeschool for the first time next year – is the FPEA Homeschool Convention too big to attend the first year?
A: While FPEA is one of the larger conventions, it can definitely be done with fun and not be overwhelming. There workshops and speakers geared specifically for new homeschool families.
Q: How do I know what workshops to attend that won’t overwhelm me?
A: The Convention Program and website provide descriptions of the workshops that are offered. You can select workshops according to the grades you are teaching, curriculum you want to learn more about, and workshops that are going to inspire and support your homeschool experience.
Q: Should I come alone or bring my family?
A: FPEA offers many activities for families to come and be involved in the convention experience. Some people make it a family event and some make it a mom’s weekend with friends.
Q: How do I wade through all the exhibitors and curriculum choices?
A: Do your homework before you come. Print out the exhibitor list and research each exhibitor. Cross out the ones that don’t pertain to you. Highlight the ones that you want more information about and put an asterisk next to the ones that are a must see.
Q: Can you get the best deals at the convention?
A: Many vendors offer convention discount prices that you get only by attending the convention and usually won’t find anywhere else.
Q: What type of meals are available?
A: You may either venture out on your own and enjoy the restaurants within the resort or FPEA provides Get N’ Go meals for $18 for four people.
Q: I have so many questions and am just not sure who to ask – is there someone I can talk to?
A: Not a problem. Again this year we will have a Mentoring Moms booth at the Convention which will be staffed with veteran homeschool moms volunteering their time to answer and all of your questions.