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...]

DEC
11
2012

What’s in the Box Wednesday: Third Grade

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Hi lovely readers! Today I’m back with another What’s in the Box Wednesday post. Today I’m sharing Turbo’s third grade workbox contents for you all. 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! Turbo also has his Daily Learning Notebook which is how he starts each morning. They are all used to this now and do it independently.   In his next box we have our favorite spelling, All About Spelling, and he also has a journal stick in the back of the drawer. I have him write in there on Friday’s, right now it’s nothing formal, he’s aloud to write whatever he wants, and if he needs a prompt I’ll help give him a topic.   His next box has his Math U See blocks, workbook, worksheets, and DVD. I also have some 5 minute math drill worksheets in there. He does one per day to help keep his math facts fresh.   Next up is … [Read more...]

DEC
04
2012

What’s in the Box Wednesday: First Grade

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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 … [Read more...]

OCT
09
2012

What’s in the Box Wednesday ~ Preschool

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It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a “What’s in the Box Wednesday” post, so I thought I’d do another round for you all! Today I’m sharing the Teeny Tot’s preschool workboxes! This week she’s working on the Letter J and so she has a variety of activities in her boxes. Her top drawer always remains the same. She has her pencil organizer that houses most of what she needs for each day along with some extras that seem to find their way in. Actually this is the place we look first if somebody is missing something from their drawers! She also has her Preschool Daily Learning Notebook, which she absolutely LOVES! I think it makes her feel like she’s doing ‘big kid’ work. Each day she fills out the notebook as directed, and each week she colors one letter (whichever one we’re on that week), one shape, and one number. In her next box she has the Jesus Letter Matching game and a dry-erase handwriting practice along with markers, and an eraser!   She also has a puzzle … [Read more...]

JUN
12
2012

What’s in the Box ~ Preschool

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Hi everyone, welcome to “What’s in the Box Wednesday?” Preschool version! And yes, I do use workboxes for all of my kiddos, even the Teeny Tot! Actually that’s about all that’s saved my sanity this year! Preschool can be really easy and fun as long as you take it easy and remember to be flexible! The Teeny Tot is working on the Letter E for Elephant this week, so here are some of her workboxes.   1. Elephant Lacing card: As you can see I put everything she needs in each box. This one was just a shoe lace and the elephant card. I will usually tie one end on the elephant just so she has a starting spot.   2. Elephant Letter Match Game: Since the Teeny Tot is only 3 1/2 years old, I don’t want to overwhelm her with the whole alphabet to choose from so I pick out just the letters she needs. As she get’s better at this, I’ll pick out a few extras and toss them in. For now she likes to use up all her letters though and I think it would just confuse her to have letters that … [Read more...]