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Third Grade Main Curriculum Choices

Third Grade Main Schedule
Easy Classical Third Grade Main Schedule includes 36 week-long schedules plus 70+ pages of charts, sheets, and helps that will enhance your child’s learning.  These 70+ pages are broken down into a language arts section, an art section, and a physical education packet.  You also receive detailed instructions on how to use our schedules as well as instructions on how to use the curriculum you purchase.  We send you all of this neatly placed in a 1 ” 3-ring binder. More Info...
Third Grade Main Schedule  

Third Grade Main Schedule

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General Resources
The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer provides a great overview of classical education and instructions on how to implement the classical style of learning in the homeschool. Shepherding a Child's Heart provides a great foundation for effective parenting that will encourage children to think through the ramifications of their actions and begin to chose to obey based on their love for God rather than a need to conform to their parents desires. Say Goodbye to Whining... gives practical suggestions for implementing the concepts learned in Shepherding a Child's Heart. Wise Words for Moms is great calendar-like pamphlet that lists appropriate verses to read to your child while disciplining him for sins or offenses common to children. These verses back up Mom or Dad's discipline with Scripture.

Many parents today spend endless hours trying to entertain or inundate their children with activities geared toward making them happy. This often ends poorly, leading to unsatisfied children and frustrated parents. Instead, parents should focus on providing a balance between fun activities and giving children opportunities to be responsible. Parents can accomplish this goal by assigning their children chores around the house. Doing chores and getting paid for a job well done, helps the child to feel like an integral part of the family. It also allows them to make the connection between working hard and making money. Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Jr. is a great resource for helping you to do this.

God's Great Covenant: Old Testament 1 introduces the child to the great stories of the Old Testament. Each chapter includes a theme, a memory verse, key facts, and things to remember. The lessons also include a worksheet and a memory quiz to help the child retain the information he has gathered. The teacher's manual includes additional background information as well as answers to the worksheet and quiz questions. Tracking Your Walk is a great journal for the later elementary age child. Use this journal or a blank journal to write prayers and Bible memory verses.
Reformation Study Bible Tracking Your Walk God's Great Covenant 1 (Student) God's Great Covenant 1 Teacher

The books in the Spelling Workout series are organized around a test-study method. Students take a pretest, self-correct and rewrite words, study through the practice exercises, and take a final test. Student lessons include fun riddles and puzzles, and conclude with a wrap-up and review; cumulative reviews of multiple chapters are also provided.
Spelling Workout C Spelling Workout C Teacher's Guide

This is a great handwriting program, which teaches the child to write using italic handwriting. Many children find this type of handwriting easier to master, and also find the transition between writing print and writing in cursive much easier. The instruction manual has a couple of pages of instruction for each level in the program. Only purchase the instruction manual if you haven't purchased it in a previous grade.
Italic Handwriting D Italics Handwriting Instructor's Guide
Choose a copybook that compliments the history you plan to study. The history copybooks below provide a great way for the student to practice handwriting while copying historical literature, poems, verses, and quotes. The exercises included in these copybooks are integrated with the Easy Classical History Schedules. They provide three days worth of copywork exercises per week. These history copybooks come in two levels: K-3 (basic) and 4-6 (cursive). Choose the copybook that coincides with the history unit you plan to study.
OT and the Ancient World History Copybooks NT, Greece, and Rome History Copybooks

Middle Ages, Ren and Ref History Copybook

Early Modern History Copybook Modern Times Copybook K-3

Choose one a writing guide that complements the history you plan to study. This guide includes 36 step-by-step lessons walking you through the concepts taught in the Institutes for Excellence in Writing curriculum, but breaking them down so that you can more easily lead the younger student through the lessons, while the older student can work more independently. This guide seamlessly integrates the history topics covered in the Easy Classical History Schedules with IEW's Teaching Writing: Structure and Style. Provided in each guide is a summary paragraph compiled from the history readings scheduled for the week, with the concepts taught in IEW's writing curriculum in mind.
Writing with History: Old Testament and the Ancient World Writing with History: NT, Greece, and Rome Writing with History Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation Writing with History: Early Modern Times Writing with History: Modern Times

Shurley English is a creative grammar program that utilizes a variety of techniques that enables children with different learning styles to grasp the rules of the English language. Through audio jingles, workbook exercises, study notes, and tests the child's understanding of these concepts continues to grow through the lessons and through the different levels in the series.

Song School Latin 2 is a great introductory Latin program for the third grader. Lessons are peppered with songs, enjoyable vocabulary, illustrations, handwriting practice, stories, games, and engaging activities. Children who use this program love learning Latin!
Song School Latin 2 Student Song School Latin 2 (Teacher)

Saxon Math 3 continues teaching young minds in an incremental manner, slowly building upon previously learned concepts and increasing retention. Math 3 covers skip-counting; identifying ordinal positions; adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers; dividing by single-digit divisors; adding positive and negative numbers; adding and subtracting fractions; plus measurements, mass, function rules, coordinate graphs, angles, and lines of symmetry. If you are unsure whether this is the right level for your child, use this placement test. Make sure to purchase the Teacher's Manual, Workbooks, Fact Cards, and Math Manipulatives.
Saxon Math 3 Math Manipulatives

Drawing with Children is an excellent introduction to drawing even for the young child. We have coordinated the art lessons taught in Drawing with Children with our science and history schedules. Mone Brookes's easy to follow, lesson by lesson approach to drawing has yielded astounding results with children of all ages and beginning adults. Her unique drawing program has created a revolution in the field of education and a sense of delight and pride among the thousands of students who have learned to draw through her Monart Method. 
Drawing With Children Sketch Pad Colored Pencils

Physical Education
Homeschool Family Fitness provides a variety of exercises and activities that encourage fine motor and gross motor skills. We schedule daily muscular strength and fitness assignments as well as bi-weekly aerobic exercises throughout the year.
Homeschool Physical Fitness Guide

Critical Thinking Skills
These critical thinking software programs are an excellent addition to the curriculum choices for third grade. They not only help the child to think more logically, but also improves standardized test scores. Reading Detective "games" encourage a higher level of reading comprehension. Editor in Chief helps the child to put into practice the grammar skills learned with Shurley English. Math Detectives helps solidify math facts and math computation skills necessary to build a strong foundation in math.
Reading Detective Beginners Editor in Chief Beginning Math Detective Beginning

Easy Classical Main Schedules are different from the Complete Schedules in that they do not include Science and History schedule pages. The science and history are separated out of these schedules so that you can mix and match the Main Schedules with the Science and History that meets the needs of your children. If you are looking for Complete Schedule options click here. Below are listed the Science options you can choose:
Life Science Books Earth Science Books Chemistry Books Physics Books

Easy Classical Main Schedules are different from the Complete Schedules in that they do not include Science and History schedule pages. The science and history are separated out of these schedules so that you can mix and match the Main Schedules with the Science and History that meets the needs of your children. If you are looking for Complete Schedule options click here. Below are listed the History options you can choose:
State History Books Old Testament and the Ancient World Books New Testament, Greece, and Rome Books
Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation Books Early Modern History Books Modern History Books

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