## Second Grade Math

Perhaps your second-grader enjoys math, or maybe working with numbers is still a bit of a struggle for him. In these early years, younger children often learn mathematical concepts better when working with actual objects. If the curriculum you are using doesn’t require the use of manipulatives to complete the lessons, consider using them anyway. You can purchase a set of counting bears, Cuisenaire

## Homeschooling Your First Grader

Your child is now ready to begin the first grade. If you began homeschooling him in Kindergarten, you probably found that teaching him the basic skills wasn’t as hard as you may have thought. Your first grader is just as excited about learning as your Kindergartener was, so continue to take advantage of as many hands-on learning opportunities that you can. For a general