Friday, May 9, 2008

Around the World Expo

So the Around the World Expo which I feel like I've been planning FOREVER, finally took place today. We had 30 countries represented with ~ 85 student participants. Overall we probably had close to 150 people attend.

Mason and I chose to study Peru and have been working on it over the past 4 months or so. It was the perfect choice for him because we were able to focus on the rainforest which he really enjoyed. We also visited an alpaca farm which was another highlight.

He was an absolute trooper today. We were there two and a half hours before the event even started just to set up and he managed to survive until the end!

Everyone put an amazing amount of work into their exhibits. Each participant was given a passport which included maps and questions (3 or 4 from each country) and they were able to get them stamped at each country. One of the highlights was of course the snacks from every country. Yummy!

It was so wonderful to connect with so many homeschoolers under one roof. We made a lot of new friends and new connections and can't wait for next year! We'll have a break first though!! We need to get back to the basics...reading and math!


gardening gal said...

It was a great afternoon. The kids were sharing all their favorite details with Dad as they flipped through the passport. Your hard work was really appreciated.

Karen said...

You did such a fantastic job with this - really outstanding.

Thanks so much for this and for all you put into the group.