Joyful Jajliardos' Christian Academy
Another school year has begun! All 3 children are enrolled in an online school (K12) which they will do at home although it is considered a public school. The best part....all the materials are FREE!
Prayers & Praises
This Portion of the newsletter will be dedicated to brief prayer requests and praises.
Praising God for:
We have begun the process of signing the kids up for K12. As I mentioned in the sidebar, this is a public school online. We will actually be participating in a school several hours from here that has open registration for anybody living in Utah. We have heard really good reports about this school and the principle. She used to homeschool her own children! She was actually the principle in our county for a while, but was moved as Davis County didn't like the flexibility she allows.
So, for the first time ever, I had to get copies of shot records (and update any shots the kids needed, send out copies of their birth certificates, and have them take placement tests. Quite an eyeopener for me as the only thing we've ever had to do for homeschooling was to file a "letter of intent" with the school board.
There are several huge "pluses" that I see in using this curriculum. For one thing, it is all provided free! Including any extra manipulatives and such that you might need. The only thing I'll need to provide is paper, writing utensils, scissors, glue.....that kind of stuff. Another great thing is that it is all planned out ahead of time and you simply have to keep up with it. I am going to set up a bulletin board with their weekly assignments on it, so that they can see what they need to do and even go on ahead a bit if they want to. We will have a teacher checking in with us frequently, answering questions, keeping us on track and such. This had been a concern to me in previous years, but I really see it as a help to keep us on track, especially as Daniel gets older......I need to know what he needs to be learning. Glenn is excited about that as well, that there will be someone there to help us "maintain course".
A new thing for us will be the testing at the end of each year. We haven't done that before. As a matter of fact, the placement tests were their first taste of testing. 2 of the kids did pretty well with that and one of them was rather distracted and unfocused.....but, it's a learning thing, and I will talk to the teacher about that and what we can do to improve that.
So.....I have filed all the things that I need to in order to be enrolled, and now I'm waiting on a call from the teacher/consultant to discuss where we're at, how this all will work, and such. Then our order will be placed and we'll wait for the boxes to arrive. We've already been warned by several people that it is a LOT of boxes!!! It'll be like Christmas!!
Stay tuned, we'll keep you informed as we learn more about it!
Books We're Reading
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