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, the academic counseling and feedback in partnership with our home environment have given our children the tools they needed to face the challenge of both higher education as well as transitioning into another high school setting. I would like to comment that the majority of my children are of reasonable intelligence and have been easy to teach. They thrived on the curriculum and have shown great progress with their reading and logic skills. I have two that have a motor planning disorder, one more severe than the other, requiring outside speech and occupational therapy. It is with these two that I have found the most benefit of the educational material recommended by MODG. Their learning disabilities have truly caused me to examine more closely the whys and hows of the MODG program and how effective the material recommended is for a learning disabled child. I, as a homeschooling parent, now feel well prepared to face the challenges of educating a student who cannot learn the traditional way.”Virginia H
homeschooling mother of six, enrolled since 1999