What’s in the Workbox Wednesday: 4th Grade
Hi everyone! Welcome to another glorious Wednesday! Today we’ll be sharing our workboxes for Turbo who is currently in the 4th grade.
As you can see his first box contains supplies and his Daily Learning Notebook.
Turbo (4th grade)
- Art: World’s Greatest Artists 2 and See the Light Art DVDs
- Bible: Grapevine Studies, and Kay Arthur Discover 4 yourself
- Spelling: All About Spelling
- English/Grammar: Rod & Staff English 3 ( I was advised to use a grade level down since we’re just starting and so far that advice is proving to be accurate.)
- Reading: Abeka 4
- Math: Math U See Delta
- History: Abeka History
- Literature: Classical Literature Units
- Music: World’s Greatest Composers Vol 1 (Continued from last year)
- Robotics: LEGO Education We’re using the Simple Mechanisms set this year.
- Science: Abeka Science, & some of my scientist units.
- P.E.: Family Time Fitness
- Piano: Piano is Easy (We’re starting with Teach Yourself Piano Step by Step)
- Handwriting: BJU Handwriting 4
- Typing: Typing Instructor (CD Version, each of them has their own login)
- Vocabulary: Wordly Wise 4 (This is our first year trying this so our thoughts on it are still TBD.)
- Writing: Write Shop Junior D mixed with Institute for Excellence in Writing
His next box contains everything he needs to do math. We’re currently using Math U See Delta. Each day after school is over I pull out the next day’s worksheet and lay it on top of his book. That way he knows what is to be done.
His next box contains Wordly Wise 4 and BJU Press Spelling 4 along with All About Spelling. We’re currently using the BJU Spelling for a more difficult word list, but I still prefer the phonics lessons that go with the All About Spelling program. So we do a quick lesson, then he does his BJU Worksheet.
And his last box contains a couple things. First is the World’s Greatest Composers Vol 1, Grapevine Studies (the green binder), and his Abeka Reading 4 and Read & Think Skill sheets. If you haven’t tried the Read & Think Skill sheets, I highly recommend them! They’re short timed reading drills with comprehension questions. It’s a great way to get used to doing those pesky comprehension sections in the standardized testing units.
As you can see the group activities such as art, PE, science, history, typing, etc. are not kept in our workboxes, since we only have 5 drawers we really put our more independent and core work in there. Then we do the group stuff together either before or after our workboxes depending on the day and my mood :o)
After school is done each day I will re-fill the drawers with his new work for the next day. It usually just takes a couple minutes per student to pull out the new work. But it spares me chaos in the morning since we’re ready to go.
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