We all make decisions. Each choice we make has consequences whether good or bad as mentioned in this post
When we were living in Utah, Jenna had the opportunity of learning Spanish through the dual immersion program. While some parts of Oregon offer this same program, the particular county we live in doesn’t offer any foreign language until high school. I really did not wish to pull her out of the program. She’s no longer learning Spanish at school, but she does have other opportunities here that she did not have in Utah.
She would not have been enrolled in band while in the sixth grade. We may not have been able to afford the instrument. We have the opportunity to do so here.
There is only one elective at her school. We had to do away with crafts in order to keep her in band. She loves crafts. She has an opportunity to do crafts at the youth center she attends after school. In Utah we couldn’t afford the after school activities. The state of Oregon pays for her after school activity here in Douglas County. For that, I am very grateful.
When I post this to my blog, Jenna and her classmates (entire school really) will be at the Memorial Pool for their first-week-of-school celebration. Can you imagine? We never did that in Utah. There was an activity at the end of the year. Certainly not a kick off for Labor Day weekend – which for her starts in less than 20 minutes. She will then have the next four days off. So what was the point of starting just four days before?
There are certainly things that I’ll miss about the opportunities she had in education while we were living in the Granite School District. I am grateful for the new opportunities that she will have here.
It rained yesterday, and though we really do need the rain and it is greatly appreciated, I’m happy that there is enough sunshine for the children to enjoy the pool right now.