I have been considering some major changes in our homeschool. One of the reasons I have not made a decision about fully using My Father's World is that some of it is so similar to the A Beka stuff that I am already using. My Father's World is better organized, though and "funner looking". But trust me when I say this.. I do not use A Beka like it is intended to be used, so there is not really a whole lot of difference in the what I am doing and MFW. For instance if Savannah's math worksheet has a pictures of the solar system on it, then we make our science about the solar system. The problem is that I am not sure that I make it all come full circle and that is why I am considering the switch. I love the way MFW has everything relating to the Bible. So, stufy the letter "S" you would learn about the sun, but also that Jesus in the light of the world. The sun then becomes your science and all that is great. Guess what? A Beka does the same thing ...it is just in way too many books. :) ...But books that I have and that are paid for and that matters to me. I do not want to be wasteful. I believe I must be a good steward of what God has given me. In saying that I must also say that I have had MFW Kindergarten and MFW Adventures In My Father's World here for me to use, if I choose. I asked to buy it from a friend and she just wants to loan it to me. I had already bought a copy of the Adventures IMFW Lesson plan the day before I borrowed this to look it over. So, why am I being so slow to make a decision about using it? First, I am really tired in this "season" of my life adn I am moving a bit slooooowwww and second, I have come to realize that we are not in a "school year box".... If I need to slow way down and reevaluate then, that is what I must do. More than looking at curriculum I have been considering some old fashioned ways of learning and whether they will make our lives easier. I have been trying to "get" the whole theory of Copywork and Dictation. So, I am starting to really "get it". Today I came across a blog post that was very enlightening to me. I thought some others of you might be interested, also.
Part One http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/melissal89/456145/
Part Two http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/melissal89/456412