The first time I sat in front of the google search page and typed,”Christian Homeschool Curriculum”, I was completely unprepared for the barrage of information to flood across the screen. I read for hours…until the screen blurred and my eyes crossed (not pretty!). I did this research each evening for several days. To no avail really. There were so many ideas and study plans and methodologies and catalogues and opinions. I had no experience with which to filter through or narrow down. I ended my internet search more overwhelmed than when I started. In the years that have followed, I have learned to depend on the recommendations of friends who are also homeschooling.
On our last furlough, my wise, brilliant, stunning friend Jana (☺ you are SO welcome!) recommended a new curriculum many of her friends were using.
It is called My Father’s World and I LOVE IT!!!!
I choose to plug it here, because, while I have enjoyed many of the aspects of programs and curriculums we have used over the years I have never found THE one that fits our family perfectly. Until now.
You see, I am a task oriented list maker. Most curriculum packages are, in essence, really LONG lists. Most curriculum writers include the “disclaimer” which says, “Do NOT expect yourself to complete every activity, blah,blah,blah, choose what is best for your family, blah,blah,blah, no one can complete everything, blah.”
Truth--I’m really not good at the filtering. Despite the writer’s warnings I see before me a list. I start at the top and begin checking stuff off. At the end of the day when the list isn’t complete, I begin gathering discouragement.
Well, that has all changed with this curriculum written by a woman who understands me.
Okay, I know, its not ALL about me. ☺
This curriculum has basically 4 full days of activities--a good combination of read alouds and hands on activities and discussion.
Many of the books are the same as other popular and strong curriculums but they are served in smaller bites.
It is very easy to use for more than one age student.
My kids LOVE the program and the books!
A large majority of our science projects have actually worked!
It was HALF the cost of the previous curriculum we were using.
And at the end of every day there are more checks on the list than not!
Check it out at www.mfwbooks.com
Tell them Cheryl sent you. ☺