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  • On to 1st Grade?

    We just finished up our Kindergarten math curriculum, Rightstart Level A.  Anna did really great with it and it's amazing to see how far she's come since we started it last September.  When we started she couldn't write all of her numbers, maybe not even half of them.  She definitely couldn't add any numbers together.  I believe that she was already counting pretty high, maybe even to 100 at that point, but she definitely wasn't doing any skip counting yet (counting by 2's, 5's, 10's, etc.). 

    After completing this level, she can now add numbers that total up to 10 or less (5+5, 4+3, 2+5, etc).  She can add a "ten" with any number between 0-9 (like 20+3 or 50+7).  If she thinks about it enough she can add ten's that total 100 or less (like 20+20 or 50+10).  She can count by 2's, 5's and 10's to 100 (and probably beyond).  She can count by odd numbers (1,3,5,7,9,11,etc).  She knows the value of a penny, nickel and dime and can add them together sometimes...she still has a little trouble with that.  She can tell time to the hour, half-hour (she knows to say either "one-thirty" or "half past one") and quarter after the hour (she knows to say "quarter after one").  She knows what parallel and perpendicular lines are.  She knows how many sides a triangle, square, rectangle and octogon have.  We touched a little on weight and measurement, but not much yet.  Oh!  And she knows how to use the abacus to do basic addition and counting.

    I've been really, really pleased with this math curriculum and am excited to move on to Level B, which we're starting tomorrow.  It has almost twice as many lessons as Level A does so will take us longer to complete for sure.  The first 10 lessons or so are review so we'll probably skip over them since we're jumping right into it and aren't waiting until next year.

     

    So.  We're moving onto 1st grade math.  We've been doing a 1st grade Language Arts curriculum since January.  I could probably call her 1st grade at this point but I think we'll wait to make it official until the fall. 

     

    Imagine how bored she'd be if I put her in Kindergarten in the fall, which is when she'd start if she went to a traditional public school.

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    susan jones She is just sooooo smart. I am very proud of her (and you). You are a wonderful teacher and so patient with her. Miss you all sooo much and will see you in 5-1/2 weeks..yay.
    April 21, 2011 - like - 1 likes this