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  1. I'm Copy/pasting this from the RightStart Yahoo Message board, where I originally posted this. I've been using RS for a few years it seems, but this spring I finally found a way that is the most efficient for me and my family. I find that our lessons go smoother (thus quicker) and I'm ready for anything. I have one large bin that is easy to carry to whatever room we are in. I typically just have my kids push it. (heavy work is good before doing seat work) Sometimes we work at the school table, kitchen table, or living room floor. Everything goes into that bin, except for: 1. math balance - sits beautifully on a low shelf that they can reach. 2. other abacuses - there is one in the said bin, above, but there is also one in each one of their personal boxes that has all their daily school tools. 3. the lesson manuals - they sit on a shelf with all my other teacher manuals/books, but the game book is in the said big bin. * I even have a pouch that contains, scissors, glue, dry erase and wet erase tools (b/c we laminate all the part circle sets, etc) and anything else i need to do whatever lesson we are on. PHOTOS OF THE LARGE BIN: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20147979/2014-05-07%2011.59.37.jpg photo from above, open - https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20147979/2014-05-07%2013.07.04.jpg - what you see but might not recognize is a plastic base ten set, as well as linking colored centimeter cubes. I store all the small card boxes on top of the bin, they are not pictured in this one. photo from inside the side - https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20147979/2014-05-07%2013.07.47.jpg *the black rectangular piece in the bottom of the last picture is a plastic "till" filled with the toy money all separated out, the kids love it. PHOTOS OF HOW I ORGANIZED THE CARDS and how many boxes i needed: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20147979/2014-05-07%2013.04.53.jpg https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20147979/2014-05-07%2013.04.14.jpg https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20147979/2014-05-07%2013.05.41.jpg - far left bottom is a containger holding game pieces for swim to ten, the far right bottom contains laminated shapes that they are to typically cut out and reuse, such as triangles, hexagons, etc. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20147979/2014-05-07%2013.06.07.jpg for fun two photos of my son doing level A https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20147979/2014-06-25%2008.15.33.jpg - we are using a "montessori" like "work space/mat" https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20147979/2014-05-16%2010.46.20.jpg - we carried our low/adjustable school working table into the living room for a change of scenery. Everyone has a different way of doing things. It's best to take what you like and leave the rest. :) This is just what works for us. :)
  2. My Dd is on L. 11 (weaning from the green) in the Primary book & we are trying to come up with some fun names for the different blocks. We are having problems with naming 2. So what did you name your blocks? Here is our list: 2. Oranges 3. Little Piggies 4. Lemons 5. :confused: (dd said lakes) 6. Grapes 7. Clouds 8. Chocolate 9. :confused: we cant really think of anything, its a close color to #5!
  3. What manipulatives did you find to be the most useful/engaging/fun for your young children? I have a little girl with very good fine motor skills who learns well when she can use her hands.
  4. I decided to start my PreK'er on Getty-Dubay instead of D'Naelien which my 1st grader is on. I guess I like both manuscript styles and I thought Getty-Dubay might be a good fit for a boy. Anyway, I got the A book but does anyone know of (preferably free) resources for printables or large letter templates or something in this font so I can familiarize him with the letters in this particular font. He already knows the letters and sounds but I want him to continue seeing and working with letters in Getty-Dubay.
  5. Hello, I am delurking because I could use some assistance in choosing manipulatives for Singapore math. I am new to homeschooling this year. My oldest is in kinder and almost six years old. We have completed Singapore Earlybird and I am waiting for the 1a standards edition to arrive. Can anyone shed some light on which math manipulatives would be the best to have on hand, at least to start? I have been searching through the board, but there are so many threads and so many suggestions, I am a bit overwhelmed. In your opinion, what are the tried and true manipulatives/games for the early years, especially in conjunction with Singapore?
  6. We have used MUS up to this year. My older two went to Teaching Textbooks. We all love it. It has made my life easier. I needed to find more time in my day and that has helped. Next year I would like to have my youngest boy in TT 3. We will have another baby by then and it will help a lot! My youngest son is in Grade 2. He is doing MUS Alpha. It's going ok. He is on Lesson 7. We just started it recently and he is doing about 2 lessons a week. My plan is to do as much as that and MUS Beta before the fall of 2011. Then move on to TT 3. BUT:tongue_smilie: he is an easily frustrated child. He does have some delays in speech and reading. He is a very active child and I'm sure someone somewhere would love to label him;) We are choosing not to. Just enjoying his lovely amount of energy. I have been wondering if I might find a better fit or at least some fun math supplements to play with. I have looked at several different things Saxon, RightStart Math, and Delta Math in a Nutshell Kits. Our VA would pay for these things. So, don't consider cost in this scenario. I like the samples of Saxon. But, it seems like it might take much longer to do each lesson. I'm trying to keep his math time to around 3, 30 minute session each week. It's really all I can schedule into our lives at the moment. It, also, seems to be about all he can handle. RightStart looks all cute and fluffy. But, I'm not sure if I want that much of a formal lesson. I like that with MUS I can just watch the DVD or read the short lesson in the teacher book. Do, a page or two with him and move on next time. I have done this with two other students, so I know what it's all about already. Delta Math Kits. We love the Science ones. So, I was thinking I could pull it out once a week and let him play with it. It might be a good thing to do while I make dinner or on a Sunday afternoon. Any thoughts? I will take other suggestions, too. I don't really want to buy a bunch of games at the moment. I really need them to be purchased by my VA. They have bought some games for us like card games that were Art and History related though.
  7. My kids are 10, 8, and 2. I'm making the switch to Singapore and Miquon Math for next school year. Which manipulatives should I invest in? I know I'm getting cuisenaire rods (but wood or plastic?) and a set of base ten blocks, but what else? Here's the link to the list of manipulatives on the Singapore site. I'm wondering which someone who has btdt with Singapore and Miquon would recommend as essential? I have quite a list of Math things to buy and I wonder if I'm overdoing it (especially on the wallet! lol). List to buy cuisenaire rods base ten blocks set two colored counters platform scale balance scale place value cards place value discs mulitlink cubes fraction circles fraction tower cubes linking metric cubes (these we can use for counters, weighing, linking) geometric solids triangle flashcards What do you think?
  8. Hi There, I'm so excited!! I just purchased the 1A& 1B guides and textbooks. For these first few books, do I need the workbooks? My son is 6 and can figure out his multiplication tables (6*8=48) and is good at basic 1st grade math. (Mostly just by "living math" type stuff) I'm mostly wanting to go through these as review... and to learn the "Singapore Way" :-) I have Unifix cubes, and cuisinaire rods. I can make the cards with dots.. I think. I have a Melissa and Doug abacus and also a Japanese abacus. I have flashcards, although I've never used these with my 6 year old. What manipulatives do I need/ want?? Thanks!
  9. I'm looking for inexpensive linking cubes, pattern blocks, and an abacus. Thanks!
  10. Hi! I am considering using Right Start math with my dd5 next year for first grade, because I've been told it has a lot of games and activities, and isn't so heavy on the worksheets. But I still need to know one thing: do the games have the kids practicing math on real objects, or mostly using number symbols? (I'd really like to find something that gives a lot of practice with objects, rather than only using the symbols.) Thanks! Heidi
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