Do you have a third grader coming up in your homeschool? See this list of best 3rd grade homeschool curriculum to help you plan out your school year.
It can be difficult to find something both you and your child agree on so it’s nice to see what other homeschooling families are using.
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Must-Read Homeschool Books
Need to invigorate your homeschool or just not sure where to start? Grab any of these homeschooling books to help and encourage you on your journey.
Homeschool Planning Guide for the Unorganized Mom: An easy-to-follow plan for successful homeschooling when you don’t even know where to startThe Unhurried Homeschooler: A Simple, Mercifully Short Book on HomeschoolingHomeschool Bravely: How to Squash Doubt, Trust God, and Teach Your Child with ConfidenceThe Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and LifeThe Call of the Wild and Free: Reclaiming Wonder in Your Child’s EducationTeaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace
3rd Grade Language Arts
We discovered the Good and the Beautiful curriculum years ago and I’ve been happy using for several years since Kindergarten for my daughter. She is delighted with the language arts curriculum. It’s the only curriculum that we use that is not secular, just as a preference but we are enjoying it.
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3rd Grade Spelling Curriculum
We love their spelling program because it teaches phonics rules and allows for repetition and the hands-on work with the tiles makes it fun for the kids since they don’t have to write out everything for kids who are not fans of writing yet.
3rd Grade Math Curriculum
Singapore Math 3A and 3B
We love Singapore Math for mathy kids who don’t need a lot of repetition and grasp math well. I use it with both of my younger kids who do enjoy math more and do well with it.
My oldest who struggled more with math, needed more practice and we used Saxon 3 with him and he did really well with it. We did not do both worksheets each day if he grasped the concept we went onto the next lesson the next day.
3rd Grade History Curriculum
We start Story of the World 1 in 2nd grade and then do a book each year. The Story of the World 2: Middle Ages is a favorite for the boys because of all of the weapons in the middle ages that were used.
Primary Mathematics Grade 3 WORKBOOK SET–3A and 3BMath 3: An Incremental Development Set: Student Workbooks, part one and two plus flashcards (Saxon math, grade 3)The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: The Middle Ages: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance (Second Revised Edition) (Vol. 2) (Story of the World)Learn to Program with Scratch: A Visual Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science, and MathScratch Programming Playground: Learn to Program by Making Cool GamesDK Workbooks: Coding with Scratch Workbook: An Introduction to Computer Programming
3rd Grade Science Curriculum
I haven’t found a science that I love for all of my kids. We’ve always used lapbooks or notebooking on the topic that my kids choose. My daughter wanted to learn more about airplanes and my son wanted did messy science experiments.
We love Scratch coding and how they have a drag and drop system for their coding blocks that helps them design games.
Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater
The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
I hope you enjoyed this list of third grade homeschool curriculum and found something here that will help you in your homeschool this year.