Welcome! So glad you are joining the Saxon Math journey, homeschool Mama friend!
I created this space for links to ALL the Resources & Supplies you will need for Saxon Math 1.
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What you NEED for Saxon Math 1
I prefer to buy my Saxon Math levels from Christian Book. I have been buying from them since the days when their website had a name that now refers to cannabis. Ha! They typically have the best prices and run free shipping offers a number of times throughout the year. You will need the Homeschool Kit.
In that Homeschool Kit you will find:
- Teacher’s Manual, 730 pages, spiral-bound
- Student’s Meeting Book – paperback
- 2 Student Workbooks/Fact Cards – sealed in cellophane
If you are teaching your second (or third, fourth, etc.) student you will only need to get the consumable portions of the Homeschool Kit. Thus, get the:
An Essential Saxon Math Help
As you progress through the Saxon Math levels with your student(s), you may have questions about the program. I read this book at least twice a year and use it as a reference regularly. I highly recommend you get a copy, too.
Saxon Math 1 Manipulatives
Next, you will want to consider manipulatives. While the Saxon Math K-3 Manipulatives Kit is not absolutely necessary, it is immensely valuable and a great value. In it, you will find all the manipulatives used in all 4 early elementary levels of Saxon Math. Some items are not used every year.
In Saxon 1 you will need the following manipulatives. I have included links to alternative options for the manipulatives, so if you want to piece together a manipulatives kit for just Saxon Math 1, you can. However, I highly recommend the Saxon Math K-3 Manipulatives Kit. We are going on our 7th year of constant use and they have withstood many, many non-math play sessions.
- Linking Cubes
- a Hundred Number Chart
- Pattern Blocks
- a balance
- demonstration clocks (2)
- ruler (2)
Saxon Math 1 Extra Supplies
Other supplies you will not find in the Saxon Math K-3 Manipulative Kit, but you will need for Saxon Math 1 include:
- a chalkboard or whiteboard (we sometimes just use a blank sheet of paper as our “chalkboard”)
- handwriting paper (we use these dry-erase boards)
- scrap paper
- index cards (you won’t need these if you have the Saxon Math 1 Teacher Companion)
- construction paper (TIP: I cut the construction paper down to fit in my printer)
- glue sticks
- small plastic bags
- coins (we purchased this Melissa & Doug money set)
- 13 rolls of pennies
- 1 roll of nickels
- 1 roll of dimes
- 1 roll of quarters
Saxon Math 1 Perishable Supplies
During the course of Saxon Math 1, you will be instructed to purchase some perishable items. Those items are:
- peanuts in the shell
- vegetables (mushrooms, celery, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, green beans)
- Hershey’s Kisses
Since the items are perishable, I haven’t included links to them. When it’s time to order them, I rely upon our Walmart + account to get the items quickly delivered to our door. I have been able to devote countless hours to more productive tasks because I don’t have to go to the grocery store anymore!
Saxon Math 1 Teacher Companion
The Saxon Math 1 Teacher Companion is a MUST-have for simply preparing & staying on track with Saxon Math! I sat down a few years ago and did all the prep for all the early elementary levels of Saxon Math (K-3). It was such a huge blessing to have everything I would ever need to teach my four students math! And now you can have the blessing, too!
Go here to get a special offer for the Saxon Math Teacher Companions, friend!