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  #1  
May 26th, 2007, 12:33 PM
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I have decided to work with Bryce this summer since I know he is ready and able to do a lot of what he will be doing in 3rd grade. He is interested in pre-algebra, fractions, and multiplication. I figure it can't hurt to start at the beginning, see where he is, and move from there this summer.

If someone has a great cursive writing workbook, I would love that too. Otherwise I will just print pages offline or make my own.

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May 26th, 2007, 03:12 PM
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Handwriting Without Tears has cursive, but I think printing stuff on-line is just as good. Math-U-See is the best for math.
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May 26th, 2007, 03:58 PM
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Is math-u-see a workbook or online?? Any ideas where I may find it?

Thanks!
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May 26th, 2007, 04:18 PM
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Honestly, unless you are just wanting to spend the money, you can find plenty of summer-school activities for free online. Here's the link for Math-U-See: www.mathusee.com And here a link for my favorite printables page: http://donnayoung.org/
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May 26th, 2007, 04:51 PM
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Oh wow! Love her printables!! Thanks for that link. I am not sure what to do with the math though. But the cursive writing one was great!

Oh and no, less money = much better! LOL
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May 26th, 2007, 06:47 PM
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Did you look in the "Project Ideas" subforum? Or try doing a Google of "free math worksheets" or "free math lessons".
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I think we will be trying Horizons math this year for 3rd. I haven't made a final decision for sure though.
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May 26th, 2007, 08:43 PM
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Well, Bryce is in PS (his dad, my ex refuses homeschooling although my current DH and I are doing it with our little one). I am just doing this with him for the summer because he gets upset when Scotty does school and he doesn't get to! LOL Go figure!!

We are starting with multiplication tables and I am going to see where he is. Once I figured out where to start, I found plenty of online help. Thanks a million ladies!
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May 27th, 2007, 07:01 AM
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Glad you found what you need. Free is even better than cheap.
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May 27th, 2007, 08:06 AM
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LOL - yes...FREE is my ultimate favorite!!!
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May 27th, 2007, 08:11 AM
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May 27th, 2007, 01:36 PM
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You know what also helped me when I was homeschooled? We had a cursive alphabet poster on the wall. I referred to it all the time and just because of my own interest in writing I actually learned how to write cursive from this poster. My mom hadn't gotten to it yet and I was just barely pulled out of public school at age 8 or 9 and did it on my own. Not that everyone will have this desire, I just liked having a poster on the wall to remember how to do it.
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May 27th, 2007, 02:12 PM
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we loved our saxon math for homeschoolers... dd was behind when we started now she is soaring!
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May 27th, 2007, 02:46 PM
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I bought Bryce a mat today with all the cursive letters on it - uppercase and lowercase - he can erase and do it over and over and over. I like the idea of him having something he can do over and over with no extra printing on my part! LOL

I am looking for lots of posters - I want an alphabet to go around the room and a cursive poster as well. I also want a world map but can wait a bit on that. Anyone know where I can get those on my $20 a month budget for homeschooing??
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May 27th, 2007, 03:49 PM
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More free sites I love:
http://www.schoolexpress.com and
http://www.abcteach.com

They have just about any subject you would want- we get a lot of handwriting stuff from here and donna young's site. As for math, I would also check school express- they seem to have everything.

As for a world map and charts for under 20$ a month... You could print off the worksheets for those letters and color and cut them out yourself for free- and for the world map... maybe there is one online you could print off in sections and put together yourself?? I would google it to find out!
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May 27th, 2007, 06:17 PM
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There are usually tons of charts at local school supply stores for pretty cheap (less than $5). We got both the world map and US map we have (laminated) for around $25-ish from Rainbow Resource.
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