Thursday, October 13, 2016

Homeschool Workboxes 4th grade- Creation To the Greeks

We are in our 5th year of homeschooling, using My Father's World Curriculum. My twins are in 4th grade, and we are doing Creation to The Greeks in the MFW family cycle. 


ORGANIZATION

We moved our homeschool room out of the basement,
 we needed sun!!!  

In years past, I have put a tag into each workbox to tell the boys what to do.  For a more streamlined approach, we have been using one daily agenda board.  The workboxes now function as storage for each child's notebooks & past work, and direction on the order in which they should so each subject.



The left 3 cubes are for school books & Bibles. My teacher binder is stored on top of shelf.
I store our student sheets by week in a hanging binder.



OUR DAILY ROUTINE

Together Time

We sit on our couch, or do experiments in the kitchen for most of the together time subjects. If one of these subjects has a notebook page, I send the boys to their desk to finish it, then it is stored in their Historty workbox.
  • History Reading, Activities, & Note booking
  • Science & experiments
  • Root Words
Cuneiform Writing in Sugar Cookie dough,
during History Together Time

Work-boxes

Each child has their subjects in different order to allow one-on-one time with Mom during Math and Language Arts. There is also a TEN MINUTE BREAK card, usually in Box 5.
1. History-where they store their completed student sheets and History notebook

2. Root Words- index card or sentences 

3. English- Language Lessons for Today, Grade 4

4. Art- Draw and Write Through History * We use this instead of recommended art of God and History, it allows more independent art time. 

5. Spelling- Spelling by Sound and Structure Grade 4.  We choose this curriculum instead of because it is more independent work than suggested Spelling Power. *

6. Writing- Writing Stands, Level 3*

7. Math-Math U See, supplement with Life of Fred* 

8. Typing- We use Typing.com.  Each boys does 3 to 5 screens a day.

9. Spanish- DuoLingo for now, but adding Rosetta Stone soon.

10. Piano- We use Hoffman Academy,  if there is a video to watch, it is on the Agenda Board. I they have a music worksheet to do, it is in their box.
 *Specific assignment is written on agenda white board

Individual Time

  • Reading- Read for at least 20 minutes from Book Basket. My kids are book worms, so I don't have to remind them much to read, but I do check to make sure they are reading from  Book Basket.
  • Daily Chores-All chores must be done before screen time
  • Read-Alouds are done as Bedtime story with Dad

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