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November 05, 2010

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Dee

I'm curious why you've decided to switch from Singapore to Rightstart for Trevor? I'm in the market for Kindergarten math and Singapore is my top choice right now.

Emily

Trevor finished the first half of Singapore's Kindergarten program in about 2 months, and I was holding him back from doing more each day. I used Singapore for Anneliese from books 1A through 3A and it was a great fit for her. She picks up math really fast and doesn't need many practice problems or to use manipulatives to understand concepts. Now that she is in the 3A book, I've come to realize that there isn't a lot of "why" instruction, just follow the rules, it's done like this, do this kind of instruction. I wanted to slow her down a bit and do some work with manipulatives and wanted to challenge Trevor more without jumping into the 1A book. I think he could do the 1A book just fine, it starts out with simple addition, which he is already doing. It also seems like it will be easier to have them both working with the same program, if it will work for them. My RightStart stuff hasn't arrived yet, so I don't know how it will work out.

Did that make any sense?

Dee

Yep, I totally understand! Thanks!

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