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4th Grade Curriculum Choices

4th Grade Curriculum Choices

These are my 4th grade curriculum choices for my visual-spatial learner. We often use bits and pieces of many different things to come up with something that works for each child.

This is my second time doing 4th grade, but some of the curriculum choices are different because I believe it is important to personalize education.  Even though I might reuse something that I used with my older child in the same grade, I use them in a different way to match how my current 4th grader learns.
Bible
The War is Over Study Guide with discussion
Bible reading

Math 
Finish Singapore 5 (Standards Edition)
Challenging Word Problems 5
Master math facts
Math Express Speed Maths Strategies through book 5
Zome Advanced Math Creator 4with Zome Geometry

Science
MaKey MaKey Original Invention Kit projects
Living books, activities, and investigations that align with brother’s Physical, Earth, and Space Science: An Integrated Approach
Ellen McHenry Cells
Snap Circuits with Student Guide

Geography
Middle Eastern unit study (covering Iran, Israel, and Saudi Arabia)

History – Medieval time period – Documentary based study

Language Arts
Classical Writing Aesop
Rod and Staff English 4
Visualizing and Verbalizing 4

AVKO Individualized Spelling
Excavating English
Handwriting with StartWrite Handwriting Software
NaNoWriMo in November

Arabic
Alif Baa
Arabian Sinbad

Mandarin
New Practical Chinese Reader Vol. 1
Lots of Mandarin DVDs from the library

Ancient Greek
Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek Book I
Westcott-Hort Greek New Testament: with Dictionary

French
DVDs of French children’s shows from the library

Music – Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method Grade 1

Art –  A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels

Logic
Finish Logic Countdown
Logic Liftoff
Finish MindWare Grid Perplexors: Level B
Start MindWare Grid Perplexors: Level C
Building Thinking Skills® Level 3 Figural

Computer Skills
Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing
Scratch

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