Topic | Start Math Now for 1st Grader Who Needs a Better Foundation?

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  • lamancini
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    Hello! Total Newbie here. I’ve been looking the website over for a few weeks. I know I want to use this method in fall. Right now, in the short term, one of my first grade twins needs a lot of review in all the basics. I’m thinking of starting her now on the Level 1 Math Bundle. Asking you all, would it be a good idea or appropriate to order just that piece now, and get her started this spring? Then continue in fall with Level 1 Math? For her twin, who is truly at the end of Level 1, could I use the same thing with her now, but as review rather than re-establishing a foundation? Thank you!

    Watkins_5
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    If it were me, I’d review counting, number recognition, and simple adding (up to ten).  I use a different curriculum and that’s all my kids needed to know going into first grade. We use counting blocks a lot in K and first grade. If you don’t have any,  legos, buttons, pasta, etc could be used instead. Also, I don’t worry about the handwriting part at that age. I’ll write for them, or write numbers on stickers that they can use to do the lesson “by themselves “.

    Tamara Bell
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    Because both of your kiddos are already 1st grade, I would do as you suggest.  There really is no reason or “essential” to holding off to formally work on any subject until fall.  Pick up a subject here and there, become more familiar with Charlotte’s method, and in the fall go full in continuing wherever you are.  We have many families take time adding in a subject at a time.  🙂

     

    lamancini
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    Thank you! I did order the Level 1 Bundle last night, as well as Delightful Handwriting and a couple of Ebooks. I wish I had them right now! We did a nice school day today. I taught them an introduction to coins, and I read some sight words and primer with one twin while the other read on her own. We did Bible Memory work and moved on to the 2nd chapter of Genesis. I read to them from an American History book written in Living Book style. . . . They seemed to really liked having a formal “presentation,” like we just did with the coins. I’m wondering how that works in the framework of living books and narration. I used a globe to show where Lief Erikson set off from, and the places he and his crew landed. They were “done,” at that point, so I didn’t ask for a narration. Will ask them tomorrow to see if they caught anything. Thank you!

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