“I am really happy with the Hans Brinker Guide. I like the scripted 40-minute lessons built on a Biblical principle with questions to generate thinking and discussion. The way your guides are organized is especially helpful for someone who’s just learning how to use the notebook method. As one who has spent years developing my own teaching materials, I can see how your guides provide a valuable model for teachers who desire to do the same. I love using the treasure chest of words, and the children love making the crafts and coloring the beautiful coloring pages. I plan to order your Charlotte’s Web Guide for my teaching next year. Thanks for all you’ve contributed to Christian education over the years.” — M. S., Third Grade Teacher, U.S.A.
Based on Luke 2:52, which describes the wholistic development of Jesus as a child, AMO was designed to nurture the whole child: spiritually, mentally, aesthetically, socially, and physically.
The transforming power of God’s Word is placed at the heart of AMO’s curriculum to regenerate minds and renew thinking. Children read the Bible and are taught to reason with biblical principles for fresh ideas, personal decisions and solving problems God’s way. This builds a Christian world and life view.
AMO transcends the mediocre spirit of the pop culture with an inherent emphasis on beauty and life. Learning begins in the imagination where thought and experience come together. AMO nurtures Christian imagination through classic children’s stories read aloud by the teacher, the use of biblical imagery and vocabulary, and noble activities filled with color, music, movement and Christian ideals and virtues.
The Christian principles of self-government, stewardship and service are woven into the whole curricular structure. Coupled with a taste of Christian history, loving relationships with teachers and children’s service projects, Christian character is taught, modeled and practiced. This is how future servant-leaders are groomed for Christ.
Because words are the building blocks of ideas, AMO has an emphasis on building vocabulary. Words are defined biblically and the children receive a new word with each lesson that is tacked onto the Treasure Chest of Words bulletin board.