MAY
13
2014

What’s in the Workbox: 2nd Grade

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Good morning! I have another What’s in the Workbox Wednesday post. Today we’re taking a look into TinkerBell’s boxes. She’s in 2nd grade this year and we haven’t made any changes to her work since our 2013-2014 curriculum post. So it’s been going well.     Drawer #1: 1) Just like the other’s, her top drawer houses our expandable drawer organizer and it holds all of the pencils, glue, erasers, etc. It hangs on the drawer sides, so it can slide back and forth out of the way which is a nice feature. It also expands/contracts to fit most drawer sizes. 2) This drawer also holds Apologia Who is God? student notebook, which we’re enjoying. This curriculum is great for elementary aged students. This is just the student journal, then I keep the teacher’s guide in my shelves. We do this as a group with our 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade kids. 3) It also has her weekly assignment printout. I get a lot of questions on this, and it’s just a report printout from … [Read more...]

MAY
06
2014

What’s in the Workbox Wednesday: 4th Grade

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Hi everyone! I have another What’s in the Workbox Wednesday post. And today we’re taking a look into Turbo’s boxes. He’s in 4th grade this year for those of you just joining us! His boxes are very similar to Strawberry Shortcake’s boxes since they’re only 1 year apart.     Drawer #1: 1) As you’ve probably already seen, our top drawer houses our expandable drawer organizer and it holds all of the pencils, glue, erasers, etc. that Turbo needs on a daily basis. It hangs on the drawer sides, so it can slide back and forth out of the way which is a nice feature. It also expands/contracts to fit most drawer sizes. 2) This drawer also holds Apologia Who is God? student notebook, which we’re enjoying. This curriculum is great for elementary aged students. This is just the student journal, then I keep the teacher’s guide in my shelves. We do this as a group with our 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade kids. 3) It also has his weekly assignment printout. I get a lot of … [Read more...]

APR
29
2014

What’s in the Workbox: K4 Edition

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Hi everyone! I have another What’s in the Workbox Wednesday posts for you today. The Teeny Tot is moving full on into my K4 Kindergarten program at this point and doing well. Here are some things she’s working on that you won’t see in her boxes. We do art as a group and we don’t do it everyday so I don’t usually put that in their work drawers. And we do Bible as a group as well. She even sits with us while we do science and history though I highly doubt she’s paying much attention ;o) Art: World’s Greatest Artists 2 and See the Light Art DVDs Preschool/K4: Letter of the Week & K4 Curriculum Bible: My first hands on bible & Grapevine Traceable Units P.E.: Family Time Fitness Other: Anything fun we’re doing that she wants to be a part of!   We’ll start in her first workbox. These are the Ikea Vika Alex Drawer units. Her first drawer has her supply caddy which is an Expanding Acrylic Drawer Organizer from the Container Store. It houses all of her … [Read more...]

APR
01
2014

What’s in the Workbox? 5th Grade

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Hi everyone! It’s been awhile since I did a What’s in the Workbox Wednesday post, so I thought I might do another one for you today! I’m taking pictures of Strawberry Shortcakes boxes today for you. And I can’t believe it but she’s nearing the end of her 5th grade year! Ouch! (…Insert sad face here…)   Drawer #1: 1) As you’ve probably already seen, our top drawer houses our expandable drawer organizer and it holds all of the pencils, glue, erasers, lip gloss, etc. that a 5th grade girl needs on a daily basis. It hangs on the drawer sides, so it can slide back and forth out of the way which is a nice feature. It also expands/contracts to fit most drawer sizes. 2) This drawer also holds her Apologia Who is God? student notebook, which we’re enjoying. This curriculum is great for elementary aged students. This is just the student journal, then I keep the teacher’s guide in my shelves. We do this as a group with our 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade kids. 3) It also has her weekly … [Read more...]

SEP
24
2013

What’s in the Workbox Wednesday: Preschool

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Hi everyone! I have another What’s in the Workbox Wednesday posts for you today. The Teeny Tot is actually on Letter X this week (see yesterday’s post) but I took the pics for this post last week so they have letter W activities in them. The Teeny Tot is finishing up my Preschool letter of the Week. Then we’re probably going to go through it again with some K4 Kindergarten mixed in as she’s ready for it. She’s still four so I don’t want to do full Kindergarten with her just yet. So I’m going to slowly mix in K4 items as she’s ready. Here is the list of her activities for the year. As you can see I really only put our Bible, Daily Learning Notebook, and Letter activities. The rest we do as a group so I don’t keep them in her drawers. Art: World’s Greatest Artists 2 and See the Light Art DVDs Preschool: Letter of the Week & K4 Curriculum Bible: My first hands on bible & Grapevine Traceable Units P.E.: Family Time Fitness Other: Anything fun we’re doing that … [Read more...]

SEP
17
2013

What’s in the Workbox Wednesday: 5th Grade

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Good morning everyone. Welcome to another What’s in the Workbox Wednesday! Today we’ll be sharing our workboxes for Strawberry Shortcake who is currently in the 5th grade.      As you can see her first box contains supplies and our famous Daily Learning Notebook. I found our expandable drawer organizer at the Container Store. I realize Strawberry Shortcake is in 5th grade and does not need to do the daily notebook any longer, but they all love it and requested to do it this year again. She’s doing the cursive daily learning notebook. Strawberry Shortcake (5th 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 4 Reading: Abeka 5 Math: Math U See Epsilon History: Abeka History Literature: Classical Literature Units Music: World’s Greatest Composers Vol 1 (Continued from last year) … [Read more...]

SEP
10
2013

What’s in the Workbox Wednesday: 4th Grade

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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 … [Read more...]

SEP
03
2013

What’s in the Workbox Wednesday: 2nd Grade

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  Hi everyone! I’ve had quite a few requests to do some more What’s in the Workbox Wednesday posts for you all, so here we go! This week I wanted to show you what TinkerBell is doing. She’s currently in 2nd Grade this year. Tinkerbell (2nd Grade) Art: World’s Greatest Artists 2 and See the Light Art DVDs Bible: Grapevine Studies, and I might add in a Kay Arthur Discover 4 yourself kids unit. Spelling: All About Spelling Phonics: Abeka Letters & Sounds 2 and Language 2 Math: Math U See Alpha Handwriting: BJU Handwriting 2 History: Abeka History 2nd Grade 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 2 & some of my scientist units. P.E.: Family Time Fitness Piano: Piano is Easy (We’re starting with Teach Yourself Piano Step by Step) Typing: Typing Instructor (CD Version) … [Read more...]

MAR
26
2013

What’s in the Box Wednesday: Preschool

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Hi everyone! I made a video of the Teeny Tot’s workboxes for you today. She’s just turned 4 years old and is about half way through my Letter of the Week curriculum. This week she’s working on the Letter N for nest. So if you’re interested to see what is in the Teeny Tot’s boxes for the day, click here to watch our Preschool Workboxes video!     So that’s what the Teeny Tot is doing for today. As she works, she simply pulls out an activity and completes it. When she’s all done she puts it to the side making a pile of “completed” activities. This makes it really easy for me to put the used activities away, as well as leaves her drawers empty for me to quickly refill for the next day. While she typically gets through all of her activities per day, sometimes she leaves a game or two untouched which is fine. I just leave them in there for the next day and refill the other boxes with new activities. I hope you enjoyed the video of the Teeny Tot’s boxes! If … [Read more...]

JAN
23
2013

Workbox System Video Tutorial

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Hi everyone! I wanted to share a video tutorial on how we use the workbox system in our homeschool. I get a TON of questions regarding our setup, how I organize the boxes, and what we put in them. So I thought a video would be a fun way to explain our setup. Hope you enjoy it! Without further ado...here is our Workbox System Video… "live"…so to speak...   So that’s our current homeschooling workbox system, I hope you enjoyed the video! Feel free to email me if you have any questions! Here are some links for products mentioned in this video: Workbox System Website My Workbox Printables 10 Drawer Rolling Carts Ikea Vika Alex Drawer units Letter of the Week Preschool Curriculum Grapevine Studies Classical Literature Units  All About Spelling BJU Press English Abeka Letters & Sounds 1 and Language 1 Math U See A Reason for Handwriting Abeka History & Science Classical Literature Units World’s Greatest Composers Vol 1 Piano is … [Read more...]