Hey guys! It’s time for another What’s in the Workbox Wednesday post! We really love this system. It’s so easy for everyone! When they were younger I used to swap out their drawers daily, but now we just leave one to two subjects in each box and they work through them in whatever order they want to. So it really only takes me about 1 minute on Fridays to pull out worksheets for the upcoming week and that’s it!
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Let’s see what my 9th grader is up to this year shall we?
His first drawer houses his One God One Plan Daily Devotion, his Daily Agenda, and his drawer organizer.
I always get a lot of questions on our daily lesson plans and where I get that printout from (the spiral with the yellow highlighted activities). You can get our homeschool lesson plans by grade here!
We’re also making our way through Understanding the Times by Summit curriculum. It’s not in the drawer, we do this as a group so the books are in my teacher’s cabinet.
In his second drawer he keeps his math. He’s using Math U See Geometry this year. I just pull out one week’s worth of worksheets every Friday so he’s ready to go for the upcoming week. Then he just pulls one off the top each day. Easy peasy!
His next drawer has IEW Following Narnia Vol. 2, IEW Little Mermaid Book 4, and his literature. I don’t pull out worksheets for these, we just use those sticky tabs and move them from one day to the next so he knows what worksheet he’s on. This is out first year using Introduction to Literature by Janice Campbell and we’re really loving it. I’ll do a review on it shortly!
This year he is using BJU Press 9th Grade Distance Online for both Science and History. He’s doing well in both! Again we just use a sticky tab to keep track of where he is in the booklet and he does his lessons online.
His last drawer has BJU Press Spanish 1 and his left over Spelling You See. And yes, I’m making him finish the series because he needs the practice.
And that’s it for our 9th grade curriculum line up this year! So far we love everything!
Here is our entire 9th Grade Curriculum lineup, some things don’t fit in the boxes and so I thought you’d like to see them all listed:
- Bible: Understanding the Times by Summit
- English: IEW Little Mermaid Book 4
- Literature: Introduction to Literature by Janice Campbell
- Math: Math U See Geometry
- History: BJU 9th Grade online Cultural Geography 9
- Science: BJU 9th Grade online Physical Science 9
- Writing: IEW Following Narnia Vol. 2
- World Language: BJU Press Online Spanish 1
- Spelling: Spelling You See G
- Spanish: BJU Press Spanish 1 and Destinos Online Video Lessons
- Extra-Curricular: 4H Archery
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 his classes this year:
- Computer Science
- Instrument Creation
- Theater Tech Team
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I like these posts because it reminds me that when you break down that long list of curriculum into daily lessons it is not so intimidating! So thank you!
I always enjoy your what’s in the workbox.
It would be so helpful to see a review of BJU Spanish 1 and how you and your student like it, as we are considering the DVD distance learning option.
Hi Gia, we did enjoy it!
Thanks for your response!
Your website is beautifully organized and very helpful.
Wishing you a great school year ahead!