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 4th grade 2008-2009

Math

 

Ray’s Intellectual Arithmetic (I’m in the process of reformatting this book and making an answer key for it.  I’ll post them when completed.)

 

Grammar/Writing

Cursive Handwriting

Donna Young

Words of the Gospel copybook (on computer)

Scott Foresman

Reading/literature

 

James and the Giant Peach literature study (on computer) (4.8)

Rabbit Hill literature study (on computer) (6.4)

Where the Red Fern Grows (on computer) (4.9)

http://www.glencoe.com/sec/literature/litlibrary/pdf/where_the_red_fern_grows.pdf


Junior Classics (on bookshelf) volume 1

Best in children’s books (3 books with these stories: the wonderful tar-baby and other brer rabbit stories, pioneer cities of America, big red bus, ted and nina have a happy rainy day, injun summer, the connemara donkey, calico pie, obedient jack, how to send secret messages, crossing the rubicon, let’s go to Arabia, america’s glorious past, the star spangled banner, pet of the met the tinder box, noah’s ark, Pocahontas, the fisherman and his wife, mrs. Piggle-wiggle’s won’t pick up toys cure, the fairies

 

Charlotte’s Web (4.4)

http://www.shakespearefest.org/Charlotte's%20Web%20Study%20Guide.htm

http://school.familyeducation.com/literature/childrens-book/34670.html

http://www.homeschoolhelperonline.com/units/charlottes_web.htm

 

Old Yeller (5.0)

The Sign of the Beaver (4.9)


 

Pippi Longstocking (5.2)

http://teachers.net/gazette/APR03/images/PippiLongstocking.pdf

http://www.easyfunschool.com/article2064.html

 

The Cricket in Times Square (4.9)

Moby Dick (5.3)

The Swiss Family Robinson (5.5)

The Jungle Book (4.9)

Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen (4.9)

The Trumpet of the Swan  (4.9)

 

George Washington’s Breakfast by Jean Fritz (4.1)

Sarah Plain and Tall (3.4)

 

Spelling

 

McGuffey’s Eclectic Spelling book

Online activities that go with book


Vocabulary

http://syndicate.com/   and  http://aaaspell.com/vocabulary4.htm

 

Social Studies/Holidays

 

An Elementary History of the United States

 

I’m making a workbook to go with this textbook that will include some notebooking pages, geography activities, and hands-on things.  An Elementary History of the United States Student Workbook

 

 

Science

 

Elementary Life Science (I’m making a few adjustments to this to make it a little more meaty for him but it is a really good spine)

 

We’ll also be reading aloud from these with the other kids: Stories of birds

Child’s book of water birds

The History of Insects

The Insect Folk

I also printed some pages from these “coloring books” to go with our stories: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/schoolyard/T_Resouces/ColoringBook.pdf

http://www.west-ext.com/fun-stuff/colorbook.pdf

and a few things from Enchanted Learning on insects.

 

Bible/Character Studies

 

Pondering Proverbs, Studies in Daniel, Daily Nuggets from The Gospel of John, and Them Parables of the Lord from this site.

http://www.bibletalk.net/books/classbooks.html

 

We’ll do these together.

 

Art - hired art teacher

 

 

P.E. - P.E. co-op classes/soccer/swimming

 

 

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