These first years are ordered to the acquisition of the skills necessary for any further learning. At this stage the student should concentrate on learning to read well, and learning to write, both in terms of letter formation and power of expression. He should also spend time acquiring facility in addition and subtraction. If these skills are learned well, all the rest of his school time will be much more profitable and his education will be more complete.

As a parent and teacher the time spent with your child is valuable. If he does not learn to read in kindergarten or first grade, it won't finally make much difference in his life. But you should spend time reading to him during these formative years. The saint stories, the tales of noble actions performed by noble people, and the fairy tales, with their clear divisions between good and bad, will make a lifelong difference.

So very thankful for MODG!!! They have helped me provide an authentically Catholic, academically excellent education for all of my children. They gave me the support I needed during all stages of parenting and helped me to tailor lessons and curriculum to meet each of their varying needs, from extra rigor to special services for children with special learning needs. I don't think I could have done it without my consultant and all the wonderful resources they provide.