Christina - posted on 02/17/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
I started teaching my son in Kindergarten using the Abeka curriculum. We are now in the 1st grade and I love the Phonics, reading, & extras, but I find that the Arithmetic does not challenge him and I have "pushed" him ahead 20 lessons - and may continue to do two weeks worth of lessons in one week. He just gets it and is really excelling. (His lowest grade is a 97% and it was a foolish subtraction error.)
So . . . what does someone suggest for an alternate and why? I have been told about Saxon and Singapore, but am still not sure if that is any better. The Saxon curriculum is currently being used in the PS. Is it grade level approriate? Just really struggling with making a decision, I have been researching since Dec. But the websites, just give you a snippet of info and what I see of some of them, I feel he is already ahead of those curricula with Abeka . . . So anyone who can give me some input, I would really appreciate it!