What’s in the Box Wednesday: First Grade

Welcome to What’s in the Box Wednesday! I’ve been trying to get back to adding in fun things to our workboxes lately! With the end of our year in sight, I’ve been slacking a little, but the kids notice and have requested more fun things.


These were our first grade boxes for today:

  1. Abeka Reading
  2. Abeka Letters and Sounds
  3. Tape Measure It: This is a favorite! I give my son a tape measure, and a chart of objects for him to find and measure. He records the length of each object. On page 2 of the printout, he charts the objects based on length then lets me know which one was longest and shortest.
  4. Math U See Alpha
  5. Abeka Language
  6. iPhone Math Bingo: Another Favorite, anytime I can add in a fun educational iPhone app, they love it!
  7. AbekaLetters and Sounds Test
  8. A Reason for Handwriting T
  9. All About Spelling Level 2: I LOVE THIS PROGRAM!

Have workboxes to share? Leave your blog in the comments, I’d love to see them!


  • amanda miller April 26, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Just found more iPhone apps, K12 counting coins, and counting bills and coins.

  • Tracy April 27, 2011 at 4:44 am

    Just blogged our Toddler and K4 workbox activities at Growingngrace.wordpress.com. Come see!

  • danielle April 27, 2011 at 5:38 am

    I love peeking at other families workbox styles. It's fun to get fresh ideas!I posted ours today too:http://raisinglittlerhodies.blogspot.com/2011/04/workboxing-our-style.html…danielle

  • Domajnko Family April 27, 2011 at 5:54 am

    We constructed the game "Roll A Dice" for addition and multiplication! The boys love it.

  • Schooling in the Sun April 27, 2011 at 7:29 am

    I posted second grade workboxes today, too. Http//:www.schoolinginthesun.blogspot.com.

  • Tam April 28, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Here are our kindergarten boxes!http://tams-thisandthat.blogspot.com/2011/04/crickets-in-our-workboxes_23.html

  • Michelle April 28, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    They look great!!!

  • mukaiwendy May 6, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    I tried all about spelling. I ended up ordering level 1, thinking that my son would do well, but I found that he was WAY past it and was bored so we tried something else. I was thinking of doing level 2 during the summer, or do you think I should skip it and go to level 3 for next fall? He will be in 2nd grade in the fall. For Grammar do you use also use Abeka?

  • Confessions Of A Homeschooler May 9, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Mukaiwendy: AAS has a placement test here:http://www.all-about-spelling.com/spellingprogramfaq.html#student-placementI started with Level 2 for 2nd grade, but that was because I wanted to make sure they had all the sounds and rules down pat before we moved on. The spelling words were easy, but I found out that we didn't have our rules memorized as well as we thought.

  • Jessi July 20, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    I thought I’d just say that the 10 drawer carts are on sale at ShopKo this week. Today the B1G1 sale ends, but it’s being replaced with an even better deal. Regularly $69.99, they’re on sale for $29.99, starting tomorrow (at least, at my local ShopKo here in Utah).

    I bought two today since I didn’t want to come back tomorrow, so they were $35 each for me. Still an excellent deal, so I won’t complain 🙂

    • Christine July 23, 2011 at 9:49 am

      Thanks for the tip Jessi. I ordered one and received free shipping!

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