We are just getting started with the Saxon Grade 1 math curriculum. We were given the teachers manual, so I went ahead and purchased the student materials. Discovered that we were missing the "meeting book". So, if you're ordering this, make sure you order the "meeting book" also. Otherwise, I think this will be an excellent, well rounded, easy to follow curriculum!
I am looking forward to using this curriculum this year, following last year's Kindergarten curriculum. My child was in K last year, & everything was too easy for her. I had to skip many lessons, & supplement greatly from other sources. I am hoping that the combined foundation from last year will have readied her sufficiently for next year, & that there will be more challenging things for her do learn. I really appreciate the script for each lesson, & the list of materials that you need in each teacher's guide, & the masters for printing.
My children and I completed Saxon Math K this year. I have just received Saxon Math 1 for next year. I love this program! My children are excited about math and love to learn. The hands on approach with the manipulative kit keeps things exciting, while the repetition helps the children retain what they are learning. My two older children are going through the program together. This past year my oldest was in kindergarten and my younger was in pre-school. They both did very well with what was presented.
I used this program in our first year of homeschooling my 1st grader and Kindergarten student. I love the assessments throughout the workbooks, they helped me to know where start my 1st grader, skipping a lot of busy work for her.My K student is doing well, the repetition is just what he needs. When he first starts a new concept I worry that he won't "get it", but after some practice he begins to understand and completes the problems with little guidance.