Brenda,Omma wrote:We are on Lesson 4 in MFWK. My 5.5 ds enjoys the Science integrated with the Bible. I am wondering if I should try to implement the other materials I have available, which he likes. I'm not sure the best way to schedule this.. BTW, my ds is advanced in his ability to retain and comprehend chapter books, and he begs for them!
Well, don't go against DH. That said, I really, really think that MFWK is so "appropriate" for kindergarten aged kids, including advanced kids. Whether a child is average or advanced (or perhaps a little behind) MFWK captures what a child is interested in at this age (animals, space, etc.) as well as what a child should be working on spiritually (such as obedience, God's care for them).
I'd recommend going with what is enjoyable and appropriate (MFWK) and using extra time for chapter books and the like. MFWK doesn't take up much of your day and I'm guessing, even with other commitments you mention, you'll have time for reading a chapter book at quiet time or before bed. You could even tie in the chapter books to the MFW themes. Get a book on farm life during all those farm animals, get one on space during sun and moon.