What’s in the Box Wednesday: 1st Grade

Welcome to this week’s What’s in the box Wednesday! I’m sharing my 1st grade boxes today.  You’ll probably notice I don’t put the Expedition Earth stuff in the boxes, we do it in the afternoon after our workboxes are done, so it doesn’t go in them.

Nest Bible Video:

Counting Money and Telling Time: Since Math U See doesn’t cover these topics as well as I’d like, I just added in a box to go over them myself. Every day i change out the amount of money in the box and he counts it and writes it on the white board. Then I spout out times and he makes them and writes them on the clock. Easy and fun!


Math U See: Alpha


Abeka Handwriting:


Abeka Letters & Sounds:


Abeka Language:


All About Spelling: Level 1


Abeka readers


Pick and Draw Game: This is a fun drawing game developed by Rich Davis, if you haven’t checked it out yet I highly recommend it!


If you’re wondering what the heck I’m talking about when I say “Workboxes” click here to find out!

Have boxes to share? Link up below!


  1. I agree, Math U See is good for conceptual learning of math, but is lacking in areas. It is easy to supplement with calendar, clocks, coins, and other hands on math activities.I also like to use the Critical Thinking workbooks (Mathmatical Reasoning). carries them, pricy, but worth it. I lay a page protector over the pages and use a dry erase marker because they are so expensive.

  2. I just checked out that pick and draw game and bought it for my son for his bday gift. What a cool game idea! Looks like you have a great day of workboxes today! I meant to take pics of the workboxes we had today, but totally forgot. Maybe I can remember next week so I can link up! =)

  3. Those look like lots of fun! We love Pick and Draw!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I was wondering if you know of a place to get the Nest Family DVD's for a reasonable (cheapest) price? Just curious…checked out the website but too pricey for me.

  5. Anonymous: Sometimes you can find them at your local library, ours has the hero series.

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