What I’m Going To Use for 3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum!

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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 supplemental reading with American History by Memoria Press

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.
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The Reading Journal book is the perfect DIY homeschool reading curriculum for elementary grades.

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!


Elementary Geography for 3rd-6th grade, Passport of the World.

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 Climb Flash Card Game

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.
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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! 






The Build Your Bundle Homeschool Sale is Here!

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Guess what? The Build Your Bundle Homeschool sale is finally here! This was a big deal last year, because there really is no other sale like it out there.

You can:

Create your own curriculum bundles yourself
Build Your OWN Bundles (Pick & choose what YOU want to buy!)
Choose from an assortment of homeschool bundles in various grades and topics.

Buy two bundles and receive one FREE!

Buy 2 Bundles and Get the 3rd one for FREE!

Buy More and Save More!
Our Buy Two Get One FREE offer also applies to Build Your Own options! You can use this to purchase any two Build Your Own Bundles and get the third one of equal or lesser value for FREE!

Let me do some math for you:
Purchase 3 Basic Bundles of Five for just $50! That is 15 products priced $19.99 and under at a savings up to 83%!

Purchase 3 Basic Bundles of Ten for $78! That is 30 products priced $19.99 and under at a savings up to 87%

Purchase 3 Premium Bundles of Ten and get the best savings!
3 Products with NO PRICE CAP!
3 Products Priced up to $29.99
24 Products Priced $19.99 and under
Total potential value: $695.00 for just $118.00! You can save up to 83% with the Buy Two Get One Free when you Build Your Own Premium Bundles!

This is digital curriculum, which has it’s advantages and disadvantages. The plus side of it is that it can be far cheaper. You can print off multiple copies if you have more than one child. You can even use the curriculum with an iPad, instead of printing it all off! You might be like me and have overflowing bookshelves with little room for new books. Purchasing the digital curriculum will save a lot of room on your shelves!

For me, the downside of digital curriculum is that a lot of times you do have to print it off. However, I’ve still found it far cheaper a lot of times to have it printed off, or to print it off my computer at home.

One thing I do to save time on printing is to just have the files emailed to my local UPS store. We do a lot of our smaller print jobs there, and support another local printing shop for all our larger business printing needs. They do a great job of having it printed off and ready to go for me. If you can build this type of relationship with your local print store, it will make things easy for you!

So…on to the exciting part! Here are two of my favorite bundles in the sale!
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The elementary Bundle has some items in it that we will use for sure! Our focus this coming school year is going to be big on geography, it’s something we really need to work on. The Reading Journal I already purchased earlier this year, and it’s amazing! You can use this curriculum with any literature book, so it’s super easy to use!
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My 8 year old daughter loves to do handwriting. She said it’s her favorite subject in school! I’ve been looking for new resources for handwriting, and a lot of these copywork books will be fantastic to use. The Anne of Green Gables one looks so fun, and I love the Write through the Bible books!

You really should click through and check out all the different bundles! Here are a few more details about this sale.

You can pick a bundle that has already been put together, or you can build your own bundle! Either way, you save a HUGE amount of money!


5 Tips Of Wisdom From Homeschooling Mothers

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A few months ago I attended a women’s day of encouragement, put on by our local homeschool group. It was an amazing day of inspiration, being renewed, and fellowshipping with other homeschooling moms.

5 Tips To Help Homeschooling Mothers, from homeschooling mothers who have done this for years!

You might be experiencing some exhaustion or burn out right now, so I thought I would share with you what stood out to me from the day. They had a panel of 4 homeschooling mothers answer questions, and all of these mothers had been homeschooling for quite awhile now.

Here are some good reminders from these mothers…

Homeschooling is not about grades and curriculum. It’s about first building relationships with our children. As a second generation homeschooler I totally agree with this! I had a relationship with my mom that went far beyond the grades and curriculum we used. I knew she loved me, no matter how poor I did in school, I just needed to try my best!

Do you remember what you learned in first grade? I don’t either! Don’t stress over the little years, you repeat so many things in school over and over again, until they eventually get it!

There will be gaps in the education you can give them. Just like there are gaps in the educations found in public and private schools, there are gaps found in homeschooling. But guess who can fill those gaps…yes, Jesus can and will! Do the very best you can, and He will come alongside and help with the rest!

Schedules are important. This stood out to me the most…all of the mothers who had large families there said it was important to have a schedule, but to treat it more like a routine. Do one thing, and then move on to the next. Don’t stress over times on the schedule, but they said it is chaotic if you do not have a schedule in place. This was a good reminder to me that I need to keep working through the Simplified Organization Course!
Get organized. Stay organized.


Homeschooling with toddlers – If you are trying to homeschool with toddlers, they said putting time on the schedule for a child to be with that toddler each day really helped. One mom said she trained her little ones for blanket time and that helped her. I have yet to do blanket training, but it was a good reminder that it can work.

Don’t forget to enter this massive homeschooling giveaway! It’s for over $3500 of homeschool curriculum, plus you will receive an awesome coupon for the homeschooling Build Your Bundle sale that is coming soon! It’s super easy to enter.
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Enter to win $3559 Worth of Homeschool Curriculum!

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The popular Build Your Bundle Homeschool sale is coming soon! To celebrate, they have a huge giveaway going on! You can enter to win, plus get a coupon code when you enter!

The 2016 Build Your bundle Sale is for ONE-WEEK ONLY – May 16-23, 2016. Sign up to be reminded when the sale goes live here, or ENTER the BIG GIVEAWAY, and you will automatically get reminded! Get a FREE Bonus Book Full of Coupons, Deals, and FREEBIES (over $250 in FREE offers) with ANY Purchase!

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There are 15 Individual Bundles this year, with something for EVERYONE!

  • Character Building Bundle
  • Homemaking Bundle
  • Homeschool Helps Bundle
  • Early Learning Bundle
  • 2 x Unit Studies Bundles
  • Brother & Sister Bundle
  • 2 x Elementary Bundles
  • 2 x Upper Grades Bundles
  • Fine-Arts Bundle
  • Copywork – Notebooking & Lapbooks Bundle
  • Charlotte Mason Inspired Bundle
  • Build Your OWN Bundle Options

The 2016 Build Your bundle Sale is for ONE-WEEK ONLY – May 16-23, 2016. You can sign up to be reminded when the sale goes live here. If you enter the BIG GIVEAWAY, you will automatically get reminded!


  • Grand Prize Winner: ALL 15 Individual Bundles $3,559 Value
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Here is just a little peek into our incredible bundles:


  • 4 Cathy Duffy Top Pick science curricula
  • 4 Ellen McHenry science curricula
  • Lots of math curriculum and resources


  • Complete reading and early learning curriculum
  • Loads of copywork, notebooking, and lapbooks
  • Full language arts curriculum
  • 2 full literature curricula
  • Complete writing curriculum and several writing resources
  • Handwriting curriculum


  • Full history and geography curriculum
  • 3 full Bible curricula and several Bible studies
  • Complete character curriculum
  • Living history resources


  • 10 awesome art curricula & resources (2 Cathy Duffy Top Picks!)
  • 3 complete curriculum sets from Master Books
  • Tons of homemaking and homeschool helps resources
  • 5 student planners & several planners and organizers for moms
  • Over 25 unit studies

We have 86 publishers and authors participating. Here are just a few:

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  • BiblioPlan
  • Picture Smart Bible
  • Brookdale House
  • Character Concepts
  • Media Angels
  • A Journey Through Learning
  • Homeschool Legacy
  • Writing With Sharon Watson
  • Bright Ideas Press
  • Math Essentials
  • Notebooking Pages
  • Joyce Herzog
  • Trivium Pursuit
  • National Center for Biblical Parenting
  • Knowledge Quest
  • Barefoot Ragamuffin Curricula
  • Enrichment Studies
  • Live and Learn Press
  • Intoxicated on Life
  • Grapevine Studies
  • Home School Adventure Co.