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  1. I looked over the sample lessons last night and I really like the lay out. My son needs more of the drills and I really feel like he would soar if he had them more. Although the teacher intensity seems like it is for Saxon, I'm just not satisfied with the layout of Saxon.
  2. Sounds like R&S is also a lot of worksheets but it sounds like it's more memorizing and drilling than anything. Thanks for all the input :)
  3. Was this the K curriculum? The K is pretty easy. Some lessons take a bunch of material, which I don't like, so I modify it. But usually with the K lessons there is only one worksheet. It's significantly different when you get 3/4 way through the first grade math. Sometimes we have three worksheets per day, with a lesson and we've always skipped the meetings. It just seems like we do math ALL day sometimes. Some ladies I know only do the worksheets and don't bother with the lesson book.
  4. I just started using Saxon math everyday with my K and first grader. Last year I used Right Start but ditched it because it was pretty teacher intensive. Now, with Saxon, I feel like the lesson are really long... even when we skip the meeting! I'm thinking about switching to Rod and Staff Math. By moving through these curriculums, I'm beginning to see that we are a "traditional" math family :) If I wanted shorter lesson, more memorization, and less teacher intensive activities... would Rod & Staff fit the bill? Or, should we stick with Saxon?
  5. The post is up now in the for sale and swap thread :)
  6. Yeah for some reason it isn't up yet. I think the moderator has to approve the listing before it goes on the public thread. Do you want some pictures of it?
  7. Just posted in the for sale thread. All are still brand new. I think we used the Right Start kit a couple times. Just sayin....
  8. Anyone have a good printer recommendation? Ours just bit the dust. We're looking for something that is good on ink, can print, scan, and copy. It needs to be durable too since we print out a lot of homeschool materials. Any suggestions???
  9. I had a thread a while back with some good ones but can't find it anymore. Can anyone let me know where I can find some good ideas/activities to go with Volume 1?
  10. There's usually an option for free shipping on the books on Abebooks.com That's where I've been buying all of my books and been saving lots of money. I tried half.com and alibris.com but, yeah, heavy duty shipping cost :(
  11. We are starting a small homeschool co-op with only about three other families whom we've been close with since the baby/preschool years. It's a blessing. They are all doing different things but we're all on the same page as far as homeschooling goes. We meet one day a week and, as of right now, that's all we have time for. I've learned that anything over one day a week time from school and other household duties gets taken away from.
  12. Sounds good. So doing it by subject rather than by book title seems to give more space to branch out? I'm assuming I'm going to start most of the notebooks but as the kids get older I know they'll get more creative :)
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