What do you think of HOD Beyond for first grade? How does it compare to MFW 1st?
Posted 05 May 2013 - 05:27 PM
I wanted to get MFW for next year because I feel I need my lessons already planned out for me. I intended to plan my own lessons this year, but I lacked the organization and motivation, so we have just been plugging away with worksheets. I want to do more hands on activities that go along with our lessons, and MFW looked like it fit the bill. But will HOD fit that bill too? By the way, what educational style is HOD? Is it Classical, Charlotte Mason, a mix, etc?
Thanks a bunch!
Posted 05 May 2013 - 05:48 PM
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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:44 PM
HOD is very Charlotte Mason in style, where MFW is more of a mix of Unit Study, Classical, with some Charlotte Mason (if you use there recommendations). Both offer activities though quite different from each other in types of activities. MFW will have worksheets much more than HOD.
And yet....MFW has very few worksheets other than the phonics workbook and Bible story summaries in 1st. There is a fun timeline though.
Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:50 PM
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Posted 08 May 2013 - 10:51 AM
To be honest, I think I'm still leaning toward MFW, but I looked both up on HomeSchoolReviews.com and I couldn't help but notice that MFW had a lot more negative reviews than HOD. I'm trying to keep in mind that most of the negative reviews are from people who were dissatisfied with MFWK. Some people were also dissatisfied with MFW 1st too, and I am trying to keep in mind that MFW has revised their 1st grade since those reviews were written.
My mind is spinning! And then there's also a part of me that wants to just ride Classical Conversations this year, and focus mainly on LA and math, and just read SOTW and other historical books. But I tried that this year, and I wanted something more interesting. That's why I am looking at fuller curricula.
Posted 08 May 2013 - 02:05 PM
I'm also with you on not getting my daughter to Preparing too early if we decide to stick with HOD so I'm actually starting her in little hands for Bible and the activities with appropriate kindergarten math,reading, writing to beef it up as I think I'd prefer her in little hearts for first grade. I think it's easier to beef something up instead of scaling back. If you decide to go with beyond you could always go half speed (I've read alot of HOD mama's do this) or go with Little Hearts and beef it up if you think she needs it. I'm sure I haven't helped much just thinking out loud