What’s in the Box Wednesday: First Grade

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I’m back with a What’s in the Box Wednesday post with Tinker Bell’s first grade boxes this year.

In their first box, each of my kiddos has an Expanding Acrylic Drawer Organizer with all of the supplies they’ll need. This keeps them from getting up a thousand times during class to get something!

She also has her Daily Learning Notebook which is how she starts each morning. She’s very used to this now and does it independently.



In the next box she has her Abeka reading and All About Spelling Level 2. I am currently using a mix of Abeka readers and the All About Spelling program together.



The next box houses only the Math U See stuff. The blocks, videos, etc take up a lot of room.



The next box has her Abeka Letters & Sounds 1 and Language 1 worksheets. I like these workbooks because they go well with AAS, and serve as a way to re-enforce the things that she is learning.



Her bottom drawer has our World’s Greatest Composers lapbook, along with her A Reason for Handwriting worksheets. Below the composers lapbook is her Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe lapbook as well.



Not pictured: The below items are done as a group, so they’re not kept in our workboxes.


That’s all that is in her drawers for today! Tomorrow I will re-fill them with new worksheets and activities for her to have fun with!


  • Lorelie Yuzek December 5, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Hi Erica! I’m surprised to see the video in the Math U See box…only b/c I’ve never used it for my son in Grade 2. I’m looking at three more kids to teach grade one to in the next couple years, here in our home, and I’m wondering how you work the video in:) Thanks!!

    Lorelie Yuzek

  • Jennifer @ Milk & Honey Mommy December 6, 2012 at 8:53 am


    I don’t often comment on these post, but I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you sharing the boxes you prepare for your children. I like to see what other mommies are using for their children who are around the same learning level as mine.

  • Demetria @ Christian Homeschool Moms December 6, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Great! We are also using Math U See for my kinder- I like how organized your drawers are.

  • Lauren December 6, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Posts like this make the teacher in me want to start school with my almost-3-year-old right now! Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

  • Syvannah March 4, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    I know this is an older post but I keep wondering where you got the small, clear box with dividers that holds some of your MUS blocks. I have looked everywhere for a smaller version so we don’t have to drag out the whole thing but can NOT find anything like that anywhere!


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