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:
“The MODG curriculum is interesting and challenging for both my son and I. I am pleased with the way the curriculum builds on knowledge acquired from earlier grades and how complete it is, incorporating church History into history, English and Religion. Indeed church history is part of our world's and country's history. The use of a consultant has helped me to individualize my teaching to my son's needs and interests while assuring that state requirements for graduation are met. I used to be afraid that he would get to tenth or eleventh grade and have a big hole in his education. I no longer fear that. In fact, I am told by his friends that some of his work is similar to what they are taking in AP and honors classes.”Jane H
homeschooling mother of one, enrolled since 2007