Long-term plans for 4th-6th grade

I’ve recently completed plans for my youngest son who will be in 4th grade next year.  I also put together plans for 5th and 6th grade.  These plans are for a highly creative visual-spatial learner who is strong in math and desires to work with computers/game design someday.  Because of his desire to work in computer programming I’m going with a strong math program that encourages lots of problem solving and understanding of concepts.


Singapore 5 – 3rd-4th
Art of Problem Solving Pre-Algebra  4th-5th
Art of Problem Solving Introduction to Algebra 5th-6th
Art of Problem Solving Introduction to Counting and Probability 6th
Art of Problem Solving Introduction to Number Theory 6th (?)


Makey Makey projects – 4th

Electronic Snap Circuits using Student and Teacher Guide  – 4th

Topics to go along with brothers’s CPO Physical, Earth and Space Science (living books and independent projects) – 4th
Teachengineering.org – 4th-6th
Cells  – Ellen McHenry – 4th

Engineering the City – Levy – 5th

Elenco 300 in 1 Project Lab – 5th

Chemistry – McHenry – 5th
Art of Construction – Salvadori – 6th
Arduino supplies/book (not chosen) – 6th

CPO Physical Earth and Space Science 6th +
Computer Skills
Typing (up to 50 wpm) 4th-5th
Storytelling Alice – 4th
Learning to Program with Alice – 5th
Teencoder C# – 6th
History and Geography
Human Odyssey as a spine with a focus on projects and videos – 4th-6th
A People’s History of American Empire – 5th
Young People’s History of the United States – 6th
Middle East studies – 4th
Africa studies – 5th
South America studies – 6th
Human Geography by Norton – 6th+
Language Arts (literature is separate)
Visualizing and Verbalizing 4 – 4th
Classical Writing Aesop A – 4th
Classical Writing Aesop B – 5th

Classica Writing Homer A – 6th

Rod and Staff Grammar 4 – 3rd-4th
Excavating English – 4th
NaNoWriMo Oct-Nov/Dec -4th-6th

Handwriting 4th-5th

AVKO Individualized Spelling 4th-6th
Figuratively Speaking – 5th
Movies as Literature – 5th-6th
Harvey’s Elementary Grammar workbook 1 – 6th
Classical Writing Poetry for Older Beginners – 6th


4th – The Time Machine, Tarzan of the Apes, The War of the Worlds, Fahrenheit 451, I Robot, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Story of King Arthur, American Tall Tales, Phantom Tollbooth, Velveteen Rabbit

The Jungle Book, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Red Pony

5th – Shakespeare Stories, Call of the Wild, Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe, Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Around the World in 80 Days, Prince and the Pauper, Rip Van Winkle and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow

6th –Favorite Poems Old and New, A Child’s Garden of Verses, 101 Great American Poems, Animal Farm, Puddinhead Wilson, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Gulliver’s Travels, The Man in the Iron Mask, The Three Musketeers, 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, Sherlock Holmes

Foreign Language

Alif Baa – K-4th
Arabic for Life – 5th-6th+

New Practical Chinese Reader 1 – 3rd-5th
New Practical Chinese Reader 2 – 6th+

Contacts by Valette- 5th-6th+

Athenaze – 2nd-6th

Fine Arts

Mel Bay Guitar – 3rd -6th+
Music Ace – 5th
Simple Start in Chalk Pastels – 4th
The Phonics of Drawing – 5th
The Little Book of Whittling – 6th
Carving the Little Guys – 6th


The War is Over Study Guide – 4th
Independent Bible reading – 4th
52 Names of God – 5th
The Feasts of Israel by Conner – 5th
The Tabernacle of Moses by Conner – 5th
Read Bible – 6th+
Performing Miracles and Healing – 6th
Grace in the Gospels – 6th
Grace in the Gospels 2 – 6th


Logic Liftoff – 4th
Grid Perplexors C – 4th
Critical Thinking Figural Reasoning 3 – 4th
Orbiting with Logic – 5th
Grid Perplexors D – 5th
Philosophy for Kids – 5th
Perplexors expert level – 6th
Advanced Philosophy for Kids – 6th
Fallacy Detective – 6th


  1. Have you already made the switch to art of problem solving? I was thinking of switching after Singapore 5 too. Just wondering how the transition goes. Does Singapore cover all the prerequisites for aoPS? We’re there any gaps in material? We are starting Singapore 5 now.

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