USA Geography Plan for 3rd Grade

I wasn’t completely sure what I was going to do for geography with Ladybug for her upcoming 3rd grade homeschool year. Recently I decided to focus on United States Geography! She was exposed to this at younger ages and still remembers much of it but I never expected mastery from her. This year we will aim for more mastery of the states, locations, capitals and abbreviations.

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I am thrilled to have an all new resource: Ultimate U.S. Geography Learning Games and Resources to add to our USA Geography collection this year!

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I have chosen to use several of the resources in this set, but not all since we have some of our own. I absolutely love the State Capital Clip cards and the UNO game!

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I am also planning to use some of the other worksheets included in the set.

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I  plan to integrate out other USA Geography resources into our homeschool plan too. We will use our Peel, Play & Learn map, our USA Geography PowerPoint, games, States & Capitals Worksheets and other fun resources.

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Homeschool High School on a Budget

We are on a pretty tight budget right now and as you probably know, homeschooling can be expensive.

Recently I bought Human Development {$30} for my son to use for his Health credit in high school. This is a great deal at only $30.

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I also have a membership to SchoolhouseTeachers.com mainly for the high school courses. I am currently looking at {and deciding between} the classes shown below. We haven’t nailed down our final decisions for 10th grade yet.

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Spectacular Homeschool Science Resources

Science is not the easiest subject for me to teach but I truly enjoy learning alongside of my children!  I recently learned of Ellen McHenry and am just in love! You can find loads of science freebies on her site and also curriculum to purchase! We now own the following…

  • Protozoa; A Poseidon Adventure!
  • Botany in 8 Lessons
  • Cells; An Introduction to the Anatomy and Physiology of Animal Cells
  • The Elements; Ingredients of the Universe
  • Carbon Chemistry
  • The Brain; An Introduction to Neurology

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Homeschool Grammar Plans for 3rd Grade

I love finding new curriculum, and recently I found something new that I LOVE! I have been trying it out with my daughter to see if it’s a good fit and it is SUCH a good fit, we are just moving right along instead of waiting until fall to begin! She loves it!

Our new addition is Grammar Galaxy!

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This curriculum is totally different than anything I have seen and I am certain that is the reason she is hooked. She LOVES me reading aloud to her which is a main component to this program. This is not something you can hand your child and send them off to do it independently.

There are two different portions, one is the Mission Manual and one is the book which I have on my iPad. I read the chapter to her and then we go to the Mission Manual together and do the “work” which is described as a mission – making it seem less like work and more like fun!

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For next year we will be using Grammar Galaxy {if she doesn’t finish it this summer} and will continue with Growing with Grammar {level 3}. GWG is a traditional workbook and her more independent grammar workbook. I like the combo, but you absolutely could just use Grammar Galaxy alone! It exposes so much more than just grammar.

Grammar Galaxy: Nebula, the first in a series of language arts texts for first to sixth graders, teaches:

  • reading skill development
  • literary concepts
  • vocabulary
  • spelling
  • grammar
  • composition and
  • speaking

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Fun Printables for Kids from The Crafty Classroom!

Fun Grammar Review from The Crafty Classroom

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Some of my favorites printables come from The Crafty Classroom! We have been using WRITE Interactive Grammar Notebook for awhile and absolutely LOVE it! I got it for my daughter who is finishing up 2nd grade this year. This front cover says “Kindergarten” but it is definitely appropriate for K-2 and maybe even some 3rd graders who enjoy this type of thing. It is a fun and creative way to review grammar skills, which is what she needed!

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My next favorite is the Super Sequence Activity Pack, I wish I had this when my kids were younger, it is a great science resource…lots of life cycle sequencing!

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