Saturday, May 4, 2013

My Father's World

The curriculum we used for Gavin this past year was My Father's World first grade curriculum and I absolutely LOVE it! We had also purchased the preschool curriculum for Brent but will only begin to use it regularly this fall. The price is a little higher than some others out there but it is all ready for you; they send you all the books and materials you need plus a teacher's manual with the lesson plans written out for each day. It takes all the guesswork out of scheduling and planning, with our busy lives that makes this girl pretty happy! That makes one less thing to worry about and we absolutely loved the material covered. We didn't supplement very much aside from the subjects not included in the package (health, geography, foreign language.) Gavin absolutely loved reading his Bible stories every day and illustrating them in his Bible notebook. Along with the Bible stories are weekly Proverbs verses for them to memorize; Gavin can still recite most of them off the top of his head. There are even materials for music and art. The lessons are easy to follow and Gavin moved along quickly; I did eventually add some supplements for math because he does so well in this subject (he's even tested high enough to start with their level 2 of 2nd grade math) but there really is no need for extra textbooks or worksheets aside from that. I plan on ordering his second grade curriculum from them next month and will be adding the Rosetta Stone French program which comes with lesson plans from MFW when purchased through them. I cannot say enough good things about this company. They are very customer friendly and ship quickly. At this point my plan is to teach with their curriculum all the way through high school! I love that my son is getting all of his basics along with learning all about God. If you haven't checked them out yet, please do! There are also forums and several facebook groups to discuss the material and simply network with other parents who use their program.

1 comment:

  1. Melanie,

    We are so glad to hear how much you and your family enjoyed the 1st grade. The newly revised 1st grade still has all the same great aspects you mentioned above plus additional added math activities scheduled and a slight change in the progression of the phonics For those who are ready for some workbook pages the Complete Book of Math is now part of the basic package. This book also includes lots of wonderful hands-on activities so it will not go to waste. For more information on the newly revised 1st grade folks can visit our website at