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RightStart Math Sale & Homeschool Updates

Homeschool friends: Now is a great time to score a new abacus -- and it's a cute one! Also, I thought I'd give you a little snapshot into other things we've been doing over the last little while! Being that it's freezing cold and everything has shut down again, we haven't really been on any field trips, but we've been making fun at home.

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RightStart Math: Curriculums I love!

A few weeks ago I shared a bit about our reading and spelling curriculum, so this week I'm going to share a bit about the math curriculum we use! When it comes to teaching math to preschoolers, there tends to be two main camps: no curriculum (kids learn alongside you as you count things, read books about numbers, jump up and down a certain number of times, etc) and curriculum (following some sort of published guide). (Read More...)

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RightStart Math Organization Update & Sale

Lately I've been having Manipulative Organization Envy.

Well, to be fair, most days I have homeschool organization envy (my homeschool area is um... chaos). But recently on the RightStart Facebook group, I'd been seeing people using a super duper organized container for all their pieces and well... I decided I needed to try it. I had been using a large Steralite box with all our stuff in it plus a couple extra containers for the cards, but had been taking way too long to find certain pieces in preparation for each lesson.