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:
“We are so grateful for the existence of this classical distance program of education. The classical methodology for academic and spiritual topics has deepened our appreciation for seeking truth, goodness and beauty. Parents and students alike have learned together, shared good books together, and discussed important issues based on sound classical teaching. The one newer aspect of the school that has especially meant so much to us has been the Learning Support conference calls. This class has fostered such wonderful dialogue between the students and the teacher and has helped me as the home schooling teacher to hear well developed discussion and dialogue. As parents, we have such confidence in knowing each of our sons will face a future armed with a well formed conscience and that is largely due to the curriculum provided by Mother of Divine Grace School.”Debbie M
homeschooling mother of four, enrolled since 1997