rachel wrote:Hi everyone- As anyone knows who reads my posts- we are using MFW 1 and I love it. I have been grateful to have something that gives her a break from the rigorous kindergarten experience that she had.
However, I am seeing that my daughter is needing to be challenged more. Here is my question- Will adventures give her more of an opportunity to be mentally challenged at the same time as being developmentally appropriate? I had just decided because I like these programs so much that we would just do them and add extra reading for her if necessary- however, I was just wondering for all of you who have used beyond MFW1 if it worked for your kind of gifted child.
My daughter is the type that loves to pick up an usborne science book and read the whole thing through and then be able to answer any question you have from going through the book. She seems to LIKE the traditional school approach and seems to just want to fill her head with as much information as she can get her hands on.
Not meaning to brag on my girl- I'm a little disappointed, actually, that I am having to re-think MFW. I think she truly needs (esp after discussing with hubby) a challenge. Any thoughts?
(MFW1 with daughter-6; and pre-K with 3 boys- 5,and twins-3)
Adventures is an exciting and fun filled year. The science experiments are wonderful hands on, see it and learn type things. The depth is dependent on you, and your children. Will you do the experiments and hands on projects?
The book list is wonderful. Lots of variety in depth and topics. You can pick and choose these to match your child. You can add more science by adding related books to the book basket, if desired. But, the included books and projects are great. They might seem simple, but the concepts are remembered long after.
The read alouds are wonderful. They fit so well together. They add to the topic and concept being taught. They are there for a reason.
Now, I will admit that we sometimes did more than scheduled. And wen had time for other things, like field trips, coop Fridays, etc. But, never did I feel that it was not enough. It was appropriate on so many levels that I felt quite blessed to have found MFW. (It was our first year with this curriculum).
We have moved on to ECC. It is a step up! I know that before Adventures came along many moved from 1st to ECC, but I have to say, I wouldn't. DD is an avid reader, and very smart. However the depth of her learning in ECC as a third grader is much more than it would have been as a 2nd grader. Just my opinion....