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...)
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.
Good News! Due to the cancelation of in-person Homeschool conventions this year, RightStart is taking their convention pricing online! From May 6 until May 31, 2020, get free shipping and 15% off... (read more)
Like most of the rest of the world, we've been home-bound a couple of weeks now. With the exception of not being able to go anywhere, our lifestyle hasn't had to make too much of a drastic change thank goodness, so it does still feel very surreal that the whole world is in such turmoil around us...
I love that Right Start Math have been publishing some of their games on their blog this winter! As we get stuck inside on cold days, it's nice to have some inspiration on keeping the kids having fun learning indoors!
This post contains affiliate links that help support my blog. As the winter break continues and kids start getting tired of their new toys, it's great to have a couple of math games up your sleeve. This month, RightStart have been sharing a number of games on their blog. Some of these games do… Continue reading Winter Math Games
Looking for something from RightStart Math? Now is the best time of year to grab it! Every year, RightStart clears out their gently used stock (from in person shows - you can hardly, if at all, tell they are used!) with a significant discount!
Homeschooling can be frustrating, lonely, and a constant battle of wits. You think your child should have already mastered some basic concept, but you find yourself constantly asking the same questions over and over, floored as to why you are going over this *yet again*.
But in the frustrations, there is joy and hope. Read more...
Earlier this year, RightStart added a fun new manipulative to their line-up - a wooden fraction puzzle. There are many different fraction puzzles on the market, but this is the first one I've found that has been all one color. And there's a reason for this!
It's summer! For many people this means school takes a back seat, so a fun way to keep kids engaged in math whether they're homeschooled or in traditional school is to have them do math games! Math games are a fantastic tool for building speed in math calculations - in fact, thanks to RightStart Math (the curriculum we use), my 5 year old homeschooled son can answer simple math problems faster than my public schooled 7 year old! (Read more...)