I've been debating next year's math..and I finally have a decision.
For James (2nd grade):
Rightstart Level C
Life of Fred Apples and Butterflies- 1 chapter covered per week
For Christopher (4th grade):
Rightstart Level D
Life of Fred Apples and Butterflies (listen in along with James)
For Grace (6th grade):
Saxon 7/6 with teacher CD's for explanations
Life of Fred Fractions and Decimals and Percents-probably at the rate of 2 chapters per week, if we can, so that we can start with LOF prealgebra the following year.
I debated long and hard about this. I seriously considered switching everyone to Math Mammoth, which I am always hearing about. MM sounds great but the downsides are: I already own all the Rightstart books and MM doesn't go past sixth grade. I wanted to switch Grace into something that will carry her all through high school.
I did consider doing just LOF with everyone, but I'm not quite comfortable enough with the whole math process to do that. For now, Rightstart is working well for my youngers, though I do wish it were a bit less teacher-intensive. So we'll stick with that and try out Saxon with Grace, hoping it willl be a success and we can just keep using this program for the years ahead.
One decision down, 18 more to go:)