"Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it." ~~ L.M. Montgomery, The Story Girl
School Reviews/Plans that include fourth grade: 2014-15, 2016-17
- Faith and Life 4 along with paper activity book.
- Increase personal prayer and Bible reading.
- Once a month Confession.
- CCD (our diocese's main focus is the New Testament)
Math-U-See (The steady pace, similar problems works well with my son. He tried Teaching Textbooks, which he liked being on the computer, but I disliked as he needed more practice and after a few months was behind again as it introduced topics too fast.)
- For Comprehension: Rare Catholic Stories and the Father Brown Readers (both from Catholic Heritage Curricula). My son didn't care for the first and tolerated the second. I think it may have had more to do with answering questions and writing the answers.
- Independent Reading -- child's choice, my choice, and historical books to add to the history curriculum.
- Cursive handwriting practice.
- Spelling (Catholic Heritage Curricula) - at level.
- Grammar (Catholic Heritage Curricula) - at level.
- Grammar Supplements: Funny Fairy Tale Grammar.
- Writing with Ease - at level.
- Vocab from Classical Roots, Grade 4 (this book is fine but I have seen anti-Catholic wording in a future book).
Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures -- finished the insect study in the fall that we started in the spring, took a winter break from official science, and picked up a bird study in the spring. (See science page for more details.)
Connecting with History, volume 3: High Medieval Times to Early Explorers (see history page for more detail).
Naturally, plenty of other learning goes on - dance class, karate, homeschool group activities, faith extras, cooking, drawing and painting, etc. Specific blog posts below: