Rickysmom,rickysmom wrote:Hi, I'm new to the board. I thought maybe someone could give me some information on My Father's World Grade 1. Are there a lot of hands-on projects? If so, what types?
The teacher’s manual has some different easy to do math activities and games to help with learning concepts. It combines hands on activities, oral activities, pencil and paper task and real life situation. You can also buy extra math things in the deluxe package (pattern blocks, and a workbook called The Complete Book of Math).
Some of the kinds of activities suggested are: playing store and restaurant; using everyday objects for math games for addition and subtraction. egg cartons and buttons, etc ---- and the instructions for what to do with that kind of thing is included in the teacher’s manual; playing number guessing games, matching socks (counting by 2’s), various charts and graphs. It is a very interactive teaching style in MFW. You work with your child instead of just giving them a workbook. The t.m. also includes a weekly guide for the math program to help you rotate through different goals and objectives.
Other hands on activities are in Bible lessons: not all lessons have an activity. But they vary from a simple craft project, to making a scroll, simple costumes, meal ideas.
There are simple hands on game ideas included in the teacher’s manual to reinforce the phonics lessons. Many of the games are active in nature and encourage multiple senses to be used.
The science: it is almost completely hands on science activities. Simple projects to help introduce science concepts. Using Usborne books and an encouragement each week to do a nature walk or exploration day.