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 4th grade 2008-2009



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.)



Cursive Handwriting

Donna Young

Words of the Gospel copybook (on computer)

Scott Foresman



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)


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)





Old Yeller (5.0)

The Sign of the Beaver (4.9)


Pippi Longstocking (5.2)




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)




McGuffey’s Eclectic Spelling book

Online activities that go with book


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





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


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.



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



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