Mapping Out the Adventure: Plans for 3rd Grade Homeschooling

Hey there, homeschooling adventurers! It’s Shanna here, and today we’re diving into the exciting realm of planning for the 2024-2025 school year. Can you believe it? My little one isn’t so little anymore, and we’re gearing up for her journey into third grade. Join me as we map out the adventures and discoveries that await us in the upcoming academic year!

Plans For 3rd

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Alright, let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of our third-grade plans!

Language Arts:
We’re kicking off third grade with a new adventure in language arts as we transition into the Michael Clay Thompson program at the Town level. After learning to appreciate the wonders of this program recently, we’re excited to delve deeper into classic literature and language skills. Plus, we’ll continue honing spelling with the All About Spelling Level Four curriculum.

For math, we’re sticking with the tried and true Math U See curriculum. Third grade means diving into the world of division, building on the solid foundation of multiplication she’s already mastered.

Critical Thinking:
Critical thinking is a vital skill in our homeschool, so we’ll be incorporating resources like the Gritty Kids Workbook to encourage thoughtful analysis and problem-solving.

Plans For 3rd

History and Geography:
While traditional Texas history studies are common in our state’s curriculum, we’re taking a different approach. We’re diving deep into a comprehensive study of the Lone Star State with the Free Fun Texas History program. Paired with supplementary resources focusing on Native American tribes in the region, we’re excited to explore the rich tapestry of Texas’s past. And to keep our geographical knowledge sharp, we’ll continue with the Skill Sharpeners Geography series.

Science and STEAM:
Science takes center stage with the American Chemistry Society’s Middle School Chemist curriculum. While it may seem advanced for a third-grader, we believe in reaching up and embracing the challenge. Plus, we’ll infuse our days with art and creativity through the HiGASFY Impressionist program and eagerly anticipate the new Crash Course art history series.

Extras and Group Studies:
Handwriting continues in the realm of cursive with dedicated workbooks, while current events and geography are explored through CNN 10. And for those extracurricular interests, we’re venturing into the worlds of American Sign Language and dinosaur studies. The latter, in particular, has been a challenge to find secular resources for, but we’re excited to dive into Dino 101 from the University of Alberta. Plus, group studies will include immersive journeys into film history and theater appreciation.

Plans For 3rd

As we prepare to embark on this educational odyssey, I want to emphasize that these plans are flexible and subject to change. Homeschooling is all about adapting to the needs and interests of our children, and we’re ready to embrace whatever twists and turns the journey may bring.

Stay tuned for future updates as we acquire materials, unbox goodies, and dive into the daily rhythms of homeschool life. And remember, the best adventures are the ones we embark on together!

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Until next time, happy homeschooling!


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