After much debating and prayer I've decided to order the kindergarten package for my soon to be 6 year old (June birthday). We've done some kindergarten activities this year, but he was very difficult when it came to sitting for any type of writing. Phonics are not consistent, which is what eventually led me to decide on the kindergarten package. My big question is what to do with math. He can add and subract up to 10s in his head, and using counting bears can do addition to 20. That being said, he won't write his numbers consistently. I don't know what math level to order for him. I don't want him bored (he will just refuse to do things at that point), but with everything he's done being orally, would the first grade math be too hard for him to work on with the writing, or should I just do it orally and assume he will eventually catch up?

For background information we are a math and science oriented family. My biggest problems in math is getting my oldest two to show their work. My husband, and oldest two (ages 18 and 16), just see how it all comes together (for example: my ds (16) is in precalculus this year, he looks at the problem, sits quietly at his desk and writes down the answer. Thus far this year he has missed less than a dozen questions). I would like to find a balance with my younger two boys (5,3). I've used singapore with my older 2 through 6th grade, so the other option is to continue with that since it obviously has worked. I like the fact of ordering one curriculum and being done with it though. I hate planning out lessons, only to fall behind and stress out over catching up. Just not sure where to go with this particular subject. I'm open to any ideas at this point.

For background information we are a math and science oriented family. My biggest problems in math is getting my oldest two to show their work. My husband, and oldest two (ages 18 and 16), just see how it all comes together (for example: my ds (16) is in precalculus this year, he looks at the problem, sits quietly at his desk and writes down the answer. Thus far this year he has missed less than a dozen questions). I would like to find a balance with my younger two boys (5,3). I've used singapore with my older 2 through 6th grade, so the other option is to continue with that since it obviously has worked. I like the fact of ordering one curriculum and being done with it though. I hate planning out lessons, only to fall behind and stress out over catching up. Just not sure where to go with this particular subject. I'm open to any ideas at this point.

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