Now that I have some idea of what I need to look at I’m ready to head over to the convention website and make a plan of attack. I have a babysitter for the whole day, but I love curriculum and I know how easily I can a: get sidetracked and b: overspend.
So looking at the schedule I don’t see any workshops that I want to attend until mid-afternoon. I’m not sure what time I’ll get into the use curriculum sale so I’ll have to adjust this once I find out when that is..
My plan at the moment is:
9 am Arrive, find parking and finish registering
9:30 Take a swing through the exhibit hall and write down the locations of the vendors I want to see. I’ve already been checking the vendor list online to see whose coming so I have some idea of who to look for.
10:00 Sit down somewhere and look at that list, break it down by subject.
10:15 Start looking at Science materials
11:00 Switch from looking at Science materials to looking at Foreign Language Materials
11:45 Find a place to sit down, eat lunch and look at my notes
12:15 Back to the Exhibit Hall to look at biographies, History, and Geography materials
1:30 Either go to a workshop or look at Math manipulatives
2:30 Out of the workshop if I went 1/2 hour to look at whatever I want before going to another workshop at
4:00 Finish up shopping and come home.
Wow! that looks exhausting already….