Third grade can be very daunting for homeschooling. I know that a lot of concepts get harder and even more are introduced (especially in Math) that can intimidate parents. But don’t despair! Remember that homeschooling is a marathon and remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day.
I have some great encouragement for homeschool moms! I will show you a list of inexpensive alternatives to a complete third grade homeschool curriculum. Find what works best for you and your family in the season you are in and don’t let this bog you down! You can do it!
Third Grade Homeschool Curriculum
When it comes to our typical homeschool day schedule, I am finally being realistic. There is no way that I could stay sane, keep the kids engaged and be successful if I tried to squeeze every single subject daily. That is, before we tried workbooks. Did you know that workbooks can actually be a great resource for teaching and for learning?
We use workbooks to keep us up-to-date, to keep material fresh, as a review and as an introduction to new concepts, to reinforce new materials and even to do something educational just for fun. My goal in this post is to show you that you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars and hundreds of hours to drill and drill.
Try workbooks! Try workbooks like the ones listed below. They cover a variety of subjects and are great surveys of what third grade covers. Or try workbooks for just one subject. It is ok to not hone in on a subject for a time. We’ve had to take breaks from certain subjects here and there, but keep the material learned fresh, thanks to workbooks.
Brain Quest Workbook: Grade 3School Zone Big Workbook, Third GradeComprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills, Grade 3Third Grade ScholarScholastic Success With 3rd Grade WorkbookScholastic – 3rd GRADE Workbook with Motivational Stickers
Finally, homeschooling is made easy! Complete a couple of pages a day to keep it fresh and fun. Try doing one subject or two per day. You will be amazed at how much children will retain if it is presented to them in short bouts that don’t bore them. Most of these workbooks offer interesting topics and present the material in ways that help children in their learning because that is the goal.
Scholastic Success with Reading Comprehension, Grade 3Scholastic Success with Writing, Grade 3DK Workbooks: Handwriting: Cursive, Third GradeLeapFrog LeapSchool Cursive Dry Erase Practice Workbook forReading Comprehension, Grade 3 (Skill Builders)180 Days of Reading for Third Grade (180DK Workbooks: Spelling, Third GradeLanguage Arts 4 Today, Grade 3
Don’t be that stressed out homeschool mom that we see as children reach the upper elementary grades! You can do this! And if keeping your sanity and your child’s interest in Math means that you recur to using a Math workbook for a time, that is fine! Really, it is! We love using them because they are creative in presenting reviews and concepts.
3rd Grade Super Math Success: Activities, Exercises, andMultiplication Facts 3-4 WorkbookMead 3rd Grade Problem Solving Workbook, 10 xMath Minutes, 3rd Grade180 Days of Math for Third Grade (180Workbooks-Math Basics Grade 3 (An I Know ItSpectrum Math Workbook, Grade 3DK Workbooks: Math, Third Grade
Science & Geography
I think both you and your wallet will like workbooks. They do what they are supposed to without breaking the bank. And like I said, if you include one or two in your homeschool daily schedule, you will be set! There are workbooks for all subjects, even Science, Science experiments and Geography!
The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids,DK Workbooks: Science, Third GradeExploring Space, Grades 1-3 (Scienceworks for Kids series)DK Workbooks: Geography Third Grade by DK (Paperback)Science, Grade 3 (Interactive Notebooks)History Pockets: Ancient Civilizations, Grades 1-3The Complete Book of Maps and Geography, GradesRead and Understand Science, Grades 3-4Houghton Mifflin Social Studies: Practice Book Level 3Harcourt Social Studies: Homework and Practice Book Student
Homeschooling Made Easy
Remember that homeschooling is so much more than learning, but it doesn’t have to be complicated at all. It includes nurturing a love for learning, flexibility to focus on special things and it also means that you and your kids create important and invaluable childhood memories. Don’t let a subject ruin it! Use a workbook to carry you through a difficult season and then get back to your regular curriculum or routine when you’re ready.
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