My Father’s World Question

by Fiddledeedee on May 18, 2010

I need to pick the brains of the homeschooling community.  With just a little over a week to go before the Florida Homeschool Convention (and to say I am EXCITED would be a gross understatement) I’m rethinking my curriculum plans.

I was going to continue on the course with Accelerated Christian Education.  However.  I got a gander at My Father’s World when my SIL, Trish, bought a bunch of it at a recent used curriculum sale.

She’s letting me peruse through it, and OH MY GOODNESS, I am torn.  I love A.C.E. because everything is already put together for me.  But I really love the idea of doing more hands-on activities for Social Studies, History, and Science.  And I want to add more literature to our studies next year.  My Father’s World has a pre-planned schedule, which looks easy to follow.

Even for me.

I am thinking about sticking with A.C.E. for Math, English, and Spelling (which MFW doesn’t cover), and adding the study starting with American History, even though my oldest is going to be a 5th grader.

I know that doesn’t make sense unless you’re familiar with MFW.  The basic premise behind MFW is a literature based, Bible based, curriculum that allows you to teach all of your kids in a group setting.  And then you “cycle” through a 5 year study.  Thankfully, there will be a MFW seminar at the convention.  I’ll be in the front row.  Taking copious notes.

I have two questions to pose. Jensen will be starting Kindergarten.  (I know, please pray for me.) I’d like to use a curriculum with him, and am wondering if any of you have any experience with the My Father’s World Kindergarten program?

Secondly, if you’ve used MFW, how do you like it (from a teaching perspective as well as how the children have enjoyed it)?  In other words, are any of you in therapy because of it.  :)

Thank you in advance for any insights!!!

Now, I’m off to watch “Lost”.  Has it occurred to anyone that the series FINALE is on Sunday night????  All I can say is that it had better leave me with a warm fuzzy feeling.

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