Sometimes it takes time to learn how much to push a child in school. By the time we finished 2nd grade this school year, I realized that Carrianna should have had more school work to keep her busy. She actually likes school. She loves handwriting, she loves math, she now loves to read…she is like a sponge soaking it all in right now!
I was trying to survive this past year with a very fussy baby. I’m slowly starting to climb out of that fog, and start planning the new school year.
Our core curriculum we use is Tapestry of Grace. This curriculum alone could keep you plenty busy during a school year! However, I use it as our base, and fill in with other curriculum, mainly just to help keep the children busy without me being with them every second of the school day.
I’ve found some fun curriculum that I’m going to use with Carrianna this year, and some other curriculum I’m thinking about using. Here it is (and also a great deal on how to save around 90% off on it for a few days!).
Third Grade American History Discussions Questions Book – I was browsing through the Memoria Press booth at our last homeschool convention we were at. This book quickly stood out to me as being perfect for Carrianna to use this year! She is eagerly reading through lots of books, but I would like to have a good list of what to assign her to read this year (outside of our Tapestry of Grace history books). It’s simply a small book of questions to ask your child as they read through a list of books provided. It has a fantastic book list, and I’ll use the discussion book to make sure she is grasping what she is reading.
It’s priced at $12.95, so it’s not an expensive purchase! I’ll get the actual reading books from the library.
The other curriculum I’m going to use is all found in the elementary bundle of the Build Your Bundle digital sale.
Reading Journal – I already own this and I’m really looking forward to using it with my 3rd and 5th grader this year! It has 30 unique lessons that focus on vocabulary, word study, comprehension, and higher level thinking skills. The journal features each lesson 6 times throughout the year providing just the right amount of practice without too much monotony. You can use this Reading Journal with any book, and if you have the digital copy, you can just keep printing off pages to use over and over again!
It’s normally $27.00 to purchase, but it is included in the $40.00 Elementary Build Your Bundle! You receive $304.18 in this bundle for just $40.00, lots of other resources are included!
Passport to the World and Children’s Atlas of God’s World – I’ll freely admit, we need to majorly work on geography! I’ve been slowly gathering resources, but I just saw this and it looks great! It’s good for 3rd-6th grade, and I love the christian emphasis in the atlas. Best of all, it looks very simple to use! This mama is all about teacher friendly resources right now!
Normally it’s $36.95 for the digital version, it’s currently in the elementary version of the Build Your Bundle for $40.00.
Learn the States Cliff Flash Card Game – remember I said we were going to work on geography this year? We will definitely be using this easy flash card game! Carrianna can even do it with her older brother, so they both receive practice!
Normally it’s $7.50, included in the elementary Build Your Bundle.
I’m also going to use the Anne of Green Gables copyworb, and some other resources found in this Brother and Sister Bundle. Even though she is not a teenager, she will love the coloring journal for girls! We could do it together.
This Build Your Bundle sale ends Monday, May 23rd! If you don’t like the actual bundles that have been put together, you can create your own bundle! It’s a fantastic way to save on digital homeschool curriculum for the new school year!
If you have a large family, or a wide age range, here is a way to purchase all of the bundles and save even more money! Place 5 orders, getting a free bundle in every order! The value of everything combined is over $3500!
I’d love to hear what curriculum you are going to use for your 3rd grader this year!