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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. 

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Math in Summer

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...)