These first years are ordered to the acquisition of the skills necessary for any further learning. At this stage the student should concentrate on learning to read well, and learning to write, both in terms of letter formation and power of expression. He should also spend time acquiring facility in addition and subtraction. If these skills are learned well, all the rest of his school time will be much more profitable and his education will be more complete.
As a parent and teacher the time spent with your child is valuable. If he does not learn to read in kindergarten or first grade, it won't finally make much difference in his life. But you should spend time reading to him during these formative years. The saint stories, the tales of noble actions performed by noble people, and the fairy tales, with their clear divisions between good and bad, will make a lifelong difference.
For more information, please see the Kindergarten Syllabus.
For more information, please see the First Grade Syllabus.
For more information, please see the Second Grade Syllabus.
Hear from Our Families:
“Mother of Divine Grace School [has] an excellent curriculum that balances rigor with respect for the development of the child. We have benefited greatly from the consultants and teachers, who have been very helpful and encouraging. They have well-planned and organized lessons and syllabi, which makes for a successful school year. In particular, we are very pleased with the curriculum. It always surprises us how much information our children retain. This has translated into successful standardized test scores. As a result, four different private colleges have accepted our daughter’s applications and awarded her impressive scholarships as well, while our son has been accepted into the Georgia Tech Regional Engineering Program, and expects to be awarded the HOPE scholarship. Most importantly, our children have been given the tools to learn independently, something they will be able to carry with them throughout life.”Maria W
homeschooling mother of five, enrolled since 2007