Sunday, August 11, 2013

2013/2014 Fourth Grade Curriculum Choices- New Adventures

This year I decided to seek out the help of a guide. I am all about making sur that if my child has to go back to public school that he is on or above grade level.  So when I saw Selena's Curriculum Choices 2013/2014... she sparked a new adventure to find a guide to use I choose Making the Grade Everything your 4th Grader Needs to Know.  The greatest thing about this Book is that it has actual lessons...  ah-ha I can slip in a lesson in a workbox a few times a week.  Make sure that you also visit Selena's Review of The Core Knowlege Series that she is using to have a clear path.  I'm considering purchasing the Kindle Series for that series due to space and budget. 

Now for the drum roll...... The curriculum List:

4th Grade Language Arts Curriculum

  •  Literature- Unit Studies covering a Novel each six weeks. 
    • The Land, by Mildred Taylor
    • Runaway Ralph by Beverly Cleary
    • The Hobbit  by J.R.R. Tolkein 
    • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 
    • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
    • Bud, Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Language Arts - We will use the activities from the Lesson Pathways Curriculum, I pick the weeks that correspond with the Books above.  They range from 2nd to fifth grade.  Did not like the Fourth Grade list of Book Units so I patched it together and I will add activities where needed.
    • Monday-Friday

  • Spelling/Vocabulary: K12 Reader 4th Grade Spelling (FREE) An Online weekly spelling list with activities...  I have added a few of my own to go with the list.  
    • Monday-Friday 
4th Grade Math  Curriculum 

  •  Main Math Curriculum-Math Success, Grade 3 ($9.99)  Yes Grade Three... Remediation is needed, depending how we get through this book that he seems to like we will move on to The Complete Book of Math, Grades 3 - 4. 
    • A  math workbook.  that has a weekly Math Lesson with videos, worksheets, interactive practice and quiz's.
    •  Monday-Friday 

 4th Grade Science Curriculum

  • Otter's Homeschool Science Curriculum (FREE) A science curriculum that has lessons for all ages studying the same topic.  We will make adjustments to what we use and don't use.  We purchased the Human Body Activity Book, using the library for the others if not available purchase at a reasonable price or find a substitute. 
    • Monday-Friday

 4th Grade Homeschool Social Studies Curriculum

  • Maarifa Academy- Exploring the Ancient Kingdoms of Africa* (My Creation) A social studies curriculum that has lessons for all ages. It survey's the history of the many Ancient Kingdoms of Africa.  The curriculum has 5 strands Read it (Books), Research it (web-based research), Watch it (Videos), Write it(Writing Activities) , Do it (art projects, Lapbooks, Presentations etc.)
    • Monday-Friday 
 4th Grade Electives

 7th Grade Extracurricular Activities 

  • Tae Kwon Do- At the YMCA (NOT FREE)
  • Basketball- Local YMCA League
  • Chess Club- Meets twice a month.
  • Kid Fit Blast - At the YMCA (Free with Membership)
Knowledge Quest through Lapbooking - We will Lapbook across all subjects.  I will be  posting our Lapbooking Journey soon.

Nature Study-  We will explore Nature through journals, notebooking pages and Lapbooks. I will be posting our Nature Study Journey soon.

Well that's all for now.  See you soon with the Kindergarten and First Grade Curriculum.

I'm linking up with the NOT Back-to-School Blog Hop Curriculum Week
 Curriculum Week in the 2013 Not Back to School Blog Hop

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