Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing my 4th grade homeschool curriculum picks with you!
I’m super excited for this year as we’ll be doing my Road Trip USA curriculum again! My 4th grader was too young when we did it last, and so I’m super thrilled to be able to experience it with her now that she’s old enough.
So let’s see what she’s doing this year!
Watch my 2018-2019 4th Grade Homeschool Curriculum video here!
Our 4th Grade Curriculum Choices:
- Bible: (UPDATED!) Building on the Rock Bible Curriculum by Summit and Indescribable 100 Devotions
- Daily Learning Notebook (Elementary level manuscript version. or Elementary cursive version)
- World’s Greatest Artists Vol. 1 or 2
- English: IEW Robin Hood Book 2
- Math: Math U See Delta (Plus facts review sheets from Math-Aids.com if needed)
- History: Road Trip USA & my Colorado Unit Study
- Science: Abeka Science 4
- Writing: IEW Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales
- Literature: My Classical Literature Units (Check out my 4th Grade Literature Reading List coming soon!)
- Reading Comprehension: Abeka Read & Think Skill Sheets 4 (We only do these once a week)
- Spelling: Spelling You See D & E (She’ll finish Level D from last year, then start E)
- Typing: Typing Web (free online typing program)
- Extra-curricular activity: Ice Hockey!
Options: We participate in a once a week options program through our local school district. They offer a variety of classes that help supplement our homeschooling. It also provides the kids with a fun day where they get to see their friends and participate in a classroom environment. Here is a list of her classes this year:
- Language Arts
Click here to see what our typical 4th grade daily schedule looks like!
Looking for more 4th grade curriculum suggestions? Check out my 4th Grade Top Homeschool Curriculum Picks post! It lists all of my favorites that we’ve tried over the years. There are multiple suggestions for each subject to give you a variety to choose from! Hope that helps!
Final 4th Grade Advice…
When preparing your curriculum for fourth grade I think the best advice I can give you is to keep it fun and engaging. I like to plan in a lot of field trips wherever we can fit them in. I also make sure to keep track of my student’s workload when planning the year. I use a sample schedule to chart how long each subject will take before buying curriculum at this stage. Fourth grade workloads usually increase a bit, and so the transition can be difficult if you add in too many subjects each day. You may find it easier to alternate between electives doing them only a few times a week instead of daily.
I also like to choose elective curriculum that is more hands-on and engaging. Fourth graders will have a more worksheet oriented year depending on your choices, so I think incorporating hands-on activities can help keep school more fun.
Continue teaching them how to work diligently and more independently where appropriate. I like using the workbox system to help my students learn to complete tasks more independently. Here’s a video on our workboxes and how we use them in our school!
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We currently use your Road Trip USA curriculum. And have been for several years….since 2015….
I was wondering…do you ever offer a pdf file with updated pages, as information changes? (such as new presidents being elected, new state flags being adopted, etc…)
Thanks so much for your curriculum…we used letter of the week and K4 as well…you were such a great help when we started this homeschool journey.
Hi, yes I keep it updated regularly, and if you would like to get the updated curriculum I can offer a discount for you, just send me an email 🙂
Hi! Could you tell me your thoughts on Building on the Rock? I can’t find any actual reviews about it, other than Cathy Duffy’s. I’d love to hear what people think of it after using it.