We’ve been using Math-U-See, and I do like it and Curly does seem to like it but………I spent too much time on the Well-Trained Mind Forum Curriculum Board. Oh dear, that’s one dangerous place to be! But what else to do while I’m nursing Ladybug early in the morning?
Anyway, my time spent there has been rather expensive. Now I know about all kinds of neat curriculum that I had never heard of before and that I never knew I needed. But I do need it!
I’ve tried to restrain myself and not curriculum hop, but the Right Start Math just looked perfect for us. So, I did it….or rather Prince Charming allowed me to do it…..and it’s ordered; it’s on its way to our house right now in those wonderful big brown trucks. Hurry, hurry little man in brown shorts! I haven’t seen you in a few weeks and I want my box soon!
While we do enjoy Math-U-See, there just doesn’t seem to be enough hands on for us. We like lots of manipulatives- do dads and thing-a-ma-jigs I call them….I like to have options and choices and just, well, stuff. It’s a problem. And I seem to have picked the most teacher intensive curricula available. Why do I make my job more difficult!? But it sure is fun! And this is the age where they need the interaction-and hey, they want the interaction (parents are still cool at this age). So, I’m going to take advantage of these moments; I will be busy all day long, but it will be so worth it.
I’m still waiting for that truck, but I’ll be sure to post when my big box arrives. It’s going to be exciting! And I’ll let you know when I find time to fit in all that fun stuff. It’s just a good thing my kids ask to do school on the weekends! Now we’ll have plenty to do!