momto3boys Posted February 2, 2012 Share Posted February 2, 2012 Hi, I'm very new to the forums and homeschooling as a whole. I have 3 boys-oldest just turned five last month, 3.5, and 6 months. Currently my 5 year old and 3 year old attend an academic preschool a couple afternoons a week. In a few months we will move and we have decided that I will homeschool after that point and continue through the fall when my oldest would have started kindergarten. My oldest is advanced in some areas, doing 1st grade level math at preschool (double digit addition, etc.) and is a beginning reader. He is very bright and precocious but socially/emotionally very much a young five, perhaps even on the immature side. I have decided to continue with the Ordinary Parent's Guide, Funnix, Starfall, and BOB books for his reading. We'll practice writing without a set curriculum, he's doing well with that now. My big challenge has been narrowing down a math program. I have been looking into SM, MUS, and RightStart and I'm leaning towards RightStart, which (of course) seems to have the largest start-up cost. I like the way these programs teach mathematical thinking and how they are manipulative based. My question is if I go with Rightstart do I need the entire starter kit or would I be better off buying the books and getting the manipulatives elsewhere (I already have a regular abacus as example) or should I just go with the kit? Also are there any other similar programs I should consider before committing to RS? Thank you!! Its all very overwhelming! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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