Friday, February 5, 2010

Homeschool Third Grade

"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." ~~ Frederick Douglass

School Plans/Reviews that include third grade: 2015-16


  • Faith and Life 3 along with paper activity book.
  • Increase personal prayer.
  • Once a month Confession.
  • CCD


  • Horizons 3 (I started this for the first time with my second son in this grade. I wish I had used it sooner! He loves math. Horizons Math is a spiral format, and it has a colorful workbook, both of which work well for most of my children.)
  • Supplement: Funny Fairy Tale Math (my math-loving son likes this).
  • Supplement: Building Real Life Math Skills.


  • For Comprehension: Reading for Comprehension B (can also count toward social studies and science).
  • Audio Books.
  • Read aloud using Seton's Faith and Freedom Readers (I love these books, and so do my children.)
  • Independent Reading -- child's choice, my choice, and historical books to add to the history curriculum.

Language Arts


Real Science 4 Kids: Chemistry (1 quarter), Physics (1 quarter), and Biology (2 quarters). See science page for more detail.


U.S. History and Modern History -- using From Sea to Shining Sea as a spine (see history page for more detail).

Other Stuff

Naturally, plenty of other learning goes on - dance class, karate, homeschool group activities, faith extras, cooking, drawing and painting, etc. Specific blog posts below:

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