These books were some of my kids favorite all time stories. They are fun and engaging, and my kids loved to read through them, and I never got complaints when it was time for reading. I’m so excited to see that they have released this fun new full color version. Their stories were wonderful before, but I love the addition of color to the illustrations!
The AAR levels do build on one another, so it’s helpful if you start with Level 1, but if not, you can contact AALP to get help with level placement. The program covers some spelling rules, multi-syllable words, phonograms, prefixes, abbreviations, and words with an unaccented A. They also cover phonics practice as well.
For our reading lessons, the kids also really enjoyed the fun hands-on activity book. The lessons involve cutting, pasting, coloring, etc. And they really liked to play all of the games that are included too.
“I like all of the fun activities, it doesn’t seem like school.” ~ Tinker Bell grade 4
The program also has guided hands-on lessons and activities for you to go through with your student to practice phonics sounds, and improve reading fluency.
I don’t know what it is about the AAR story books, but my kids loved them all! They loved to read these books just for fun so that makes reading time a breeze!
While some times people prefer to be spontaneous, other times I think it’s better to have a plan to follow so things don’t get missed or left behind!
Planning ahead is especially important if you’re a new homeschooling. Having a good plan will help make your days less chaotic and stressful, while giving you the comfort of knowing you’ve done everything you need to do on a daily basis. And having a good plan will also allow you to be more flexible when something fun arises!
I always get requests for our exact lesson plans for different grade levels, and so I’m so excited to be sharing my homeschool lesson plans with you all! And YES, I will be releasing lesson plans for more grades coming soon!
I’ve done all of the hard work of planning and organizing your day for you, all you need to do is print them out and follow along!
These plans use the exact curriculum that we’ve used for our children, and hopefully they’ll be able to help you too! Most importantly I’m hoping my pre-made homeschool lesson plans will help you save time and stress by having all of the planning done for you!
We’ve been homeschooling for over 11 years now, and as you can imagine we’ve tried just about everything. I’ve complied our favorite curriculum in these lesson plans to help make your life a little easier and enjoyable!
What is included?
My daily lesson plans include everything you need to do to complete an entire year of third grade homeschooling including daily assignments for 34 full weeks of homeschool.
The lesson plans include daily learning activities for Art, Bible, English, Handwriting, Math, Phonics, Reading, Science, History, Spelling, Typing and Writing.
I know my exact curriculum may not work for all of you, so I’m also releasing an editable version for those of you who would like to use my lesson plans as a backbone, but be able to edit them to fit your own specific needs as well.
**These plans include main subjects to complete third grade with your student. That said, you’ll want to check with your local state homeschooling requirements to make sure you are following their requirements as states can vary.
What curriculum is used?
These lesson plans utilize the resources listed below which must be purchased separately. For your convenience I have written them out in daily lesson plan format for ease of use. You can then print the assignment booklets for you and your students to use each day, and just follow along. It’s as easy as that!
Note: You will want to keep your curriculum’s teacher’s manuals handy as a more detailed guide if there are special projects or activities included.
History:Time Travelers U.S. History Study: **New World Explorers, Colonial Life, The American Revolution, The Early 19th Century, The Civil War, The Industrial Revolution through the Great Depression. **NOTE: I have scheduled history 5 times/week which may be a bit too much for younger students. If you find that is too much I suggest doing history M/W/F or T/TH and spreading out the lessons accordingly. If you do MWF you will get through the first four units listed, if you do T/TH you will only get through two. I also suggest choosing the activities that suit you best rather than trying to do every single activity they provide.)
Literature:Classical Literature Units(NOTE: You should plan to get through 5-6 books during the course of the year. I have left the Literature assignment blank so you can pick books that suit your child best. I suggest reading one chapter per day. If that’s too much for them, you can do a chapter every other day, or even one chapter per week. Feel free to adjust this to fit your child’s needs best.)
I suggest printing the lesson plans, then having them spiral bound at an office supply store. Then students can highlight activities as they’re completed. You can also print a copy for yourself if you would like!
Hi everyone! Most of us are back to school now, and I thought it would be fun to have a Friends & Heroes Homeschool Curriculum giveaway for you all, so make sure to read to the end for the giveaway info!
For anyone looking for a new Bible curriculum, now’s a great time to check out the Friends & Heroes fun and engaging bible study series!
Hi everyone! It’s January and no one here wants to go back to school! That means it’s time for my annual January Homeschool Blahs post! Honestly I do this annually now, not only to motivate me, but hopefully also motivate some of you as well!
I figured if we’re having a hard time getting back into the swing of things some of you might be as well, so if you are, don’t worry friends, you are NOT alone! We’ve been homeschooling for about 11 years now, and honestly the new year is always kind of a let down after the fun holiday break. Everyone is tired, and no one really wants to do school, including me!
So today I’m sharing our tips on getting back into the homeschooling groove after the holidays.