Eek my little guy is going to be in the fourth grade and I’m finding that when you jump out of the early elementary age, then you may need to step things up. I know he can handle a little more challenge so this year I’m prepping some fun history and science projects for him.
He loves those subjects and want to do more with them and has requested so. We stuck to our old curriculum but found the last half of the year a bit of a bore at least for him. He coasted through it and I know he’s capable of more.
We’ll be adding some coding this year since he’s played around in Scratch. He wants to design Minecraft mods so I’m still deciding what program we’re going to go with for that.
Homeschool Curriculum for Grade 4
Math – Singapore Math U.S. Edition 4A and 4B
Phonics – Plaid Phonics D
Spelling – All About Spelling
Writing – Essentials in Writing
History – Story of the World 2 – Middle Ages
Science – Ocean, Space, Rocks and Minerals
French – Rosetta Stone
Art – Atelier Online
Coding – Tynker
Gym – Karate, Skating, Swimming
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
White Fang by Jack London
St. George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges
The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit
The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis
The Water-Horse by Dick King-Smith
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
The Marvels by Brian Selznick
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle
Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss.
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
This year, we’re using Story of the World 2 so we’re in the middle ages. My oldest loved this time period so we’re started it last year near the end but will take our time going through it this year. I have a cool 3D castle that he’s going to make this year.
Notice Alice in Wonderland in our read alouds list, I’ve been trying to read this to him for the last two years but he loses interest when I gave it to him so I’m going to read it this year with him. I know he’ll love it once we get into it.
I’m hoping to find the Howard Pyle books on audio but I read them with my oldest and he loved them. My book list is short but I leave room for my son to find his own books and my selection may change after reading the books. If it’s a series he may want to read all of the books in the series or books by the same author.
I just need to order the math workbooks and put our science together so he can get started. We’ll be starting school next week and I desperately need to organize our bookshelves then.