Each set came with a hard drive that contains a full year of video lessons. The lessons are taught by teachers, but the format is so much different from a traditional classroom. Each lesson seems closer to a really informative PBS show, and all of my kids watched all of the 4th grade previews we showed them without any prodding. They wanted to watch them, and that was a good sign! :D
The reviews for their DL program were really, really good, which was so helpful to us since we don't know anyone who has used this program before. The textbooks are all colorful paperbacks- they seem to be very interesting to look at too!
Here's the 3rd grade textbooks:
We also got all of the books that we'll need through the year for literature:
Each day is already planned out for you in one place- what worksheets they need, how long the lessons are, and what's required of me to do. This is so helpful, because I've never been a teacher/organized kind of person. It hurts me to think about sitting down and lesson planning every subject for a year for 3 children. ;)
|schoolwork sorted and ready to go|
I know if he calls me to do it, I can do it through Him. No matter how much I'm not a teacher, or how disorganized I am, or how impatient I am, or how I'm just not good at this.
No matter how imperfect I am, He says to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Can you believe it? His power is made perfect in my weakness. Not in how good I am at this.
|enjoying our traditonal last day of summer breakfast!|
"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
It's a promise I'm clinging to this year like a mad woman.
Here's to a new season of weakness.
Do you feel like homeschooling is a weakness for you? What has helped you through?
What's your best advice for newer homeschoolers?
Any tips for using the BJU curriculum? I'd love your thoughts!