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10
2013

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.

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Turbo (4th grade)

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.

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The next box contains our BJU Handwriting 4  and Rod & Staff English 3. So far we like both of these programs.

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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.

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And his last box contains a couple things. First is the World’s Greatest Composers Vol 1Grapevine 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.

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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.

Have some great workbox ideas to share? Make sure to leave a comment below!

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Comments

  1. I love your workbox ideas, and I can’t wait to set up mine. Out of curiosity, how many minutes or pages do you expect or plan for your kids to do in each box?

  2. Hi there,
    I love the work boxes! I was wondering where you got the plastic container for the Math U See blocks? It looks perfect to hold the blocks- right now I have mine in ziploc bags. :)

  3. I love your daily learning notebooks! I printed them off for my 2nd & Kinder to start using today. I started to for my preschooler but noticed what I downloaded was for 2012-2013. Do you have updated 2013-2014 calendar sheets for the preschool daily learning notebook? If so where would I find them because I would love to use them! Thanks, Jill

  4. You’ve probably blogged about this before somewhere, but typically how much time does it take to go through all these assignments? Do you take breaks? I feel like our school day can take forever, but a lot of it is due to the kids getting up quite a bit between assignments. Would love your feedback! Maybe a blog post idea for you, to help us :), on disciplining kids to work hard :)

  5. Just curious if he is using Math U See Delta or Gamma? My son is in grade 4 atm and is using Gamma, so I was wondering if we are behind technically? I see in the photo’s Gamma, but on your list Delta. Looks great by the way! :D I would love to hear your advice also on how to get boys to enjoy or at the very least tolerate writing without crying fits….haha! Mine just despises it!

    • My son completed Gamma and Delta in the same year. I think fourth graders should complete Delta – division is a heavy emphasis in 4th grade.

  6. I’d love to see a schedule for how you fill your kids workboxes (a breakdown of how many times a week you do geography, writing, science, grammar, and specials (music, art, etc)?
    It seems we have a lot to cover each day to complete the year-long curriculum.

    Thanks for all the great info/tips!

  7. I’d love to see a breakdown of how many times a week you do geography, writing, science, grammar, and specials (music, art, etc)?
    It seems we have a lot to cover each day to complete the year-long curriculum.

    Thanks for all the great info/tips!

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