Hey guys! It’s time for another What’s in the Workbox 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!
Not sure what I’m talking about? Click here for more info on what workboxes are and how we use them!
Let’s see what my 10th grader is up to this year shall we?
Her first drawer houses One God One Plan Daily Devotion, her Daily Agenda, and 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.
She keeps her math in the second drawer. She’s using Math U See Algebra 2 this year. I just pull out one week’s worth of worksheets every Friday so she is ready to go for the upcoming week. Then she just pulls one off the top each day. Easy peasy! As you can see she’s almost done for the year!
The next drawer has IEW Following Narnia Vol. 2, IEW High School Essay Intensive and IEW Fix It! Grammar Book 5. I don’t pull out worksheets for these, we just use those sticky tabs and move them from one day to the next so she knows what worksheet she’s on. This is out first year going through the IEW High School Essay Intensive so I’ll do a review on it shortly. But so far I like it. She watches video tutorials and then does writing assignments off of those. I can definitely say I’ve seen an improvement in her overall essay writing.
The next drawer has her BJU Press 10th Grade Distance Online for both Science and History. She’s doing well in both! Again we just use a sticky tab to keep track of where she is in the booklet and she does her lessons online.
The last drawer has BJU Press Spanish 2 and a few art books and apparently a recorder from like 4th grade LOL!
And that’s it for our 10th grade curriculum line up this year! So far we love everything!
Here is our entire 10th 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 and One God One Plan Daily Devotion
- English: IEW Chanticleer Book 5
- Math: Math U See Algebra 2
- Literature: Holt Elements of Literature via Options
- History: BJU 10th Grade online World History
- Science: BJU 10th Grade online Biology
- Writing: The IEW High School Essay Intensive and Following Narnia Vol. 2
- World Language: BJU Press Online Spanish 2 and Destinos Online Video Lessons
- Extra-curricular Activities: 4-H, Horse Judging
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:
- Creative Writing
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It’s always interesting to see if parents choose to have their children do Algebra 2 or Geometry first. Which did you choose first and why?
This such a simple but brilliant way to organize your homeschool assignments. Thanks for sharing!