2017-2018 3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum Picks

Hi friends! Today I’m sharing our 3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum picks with you for the 2017-2018 school year.

If you’d like to see what my 3rd grader will be doing this year watch our 2016-2017 3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum video here!


3rd Grade Curriculum:

Options: We participate in a once a week options program through our local school district. They offer a variety of classes that help supplement our homeschooling. It also provides the kids with a fun day where they get to see their friends and participate in a classroom environment. Here is a list of her classes this year:

  • P.E.
  • Language Arts – We do this at home as well, but I’m finding that it’s a nice supplement to what we’re doing.
  • Science – They get to do fun things like experiments, dissection, electronics, and more.
  • Spanish
  • Music – Choir and basic instruments.
  • Art

And that’s it for our 3rd grade curriculum line up this year! I’ll try to do a mid-year update to let you all know how it’s going. We’re trying some new curriculum this year, so that’s always exciting!

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  • Angie August 22, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Since several of your kids are using the typing program did you sign up as a teacher? Or just as individual students?

    • erica August 23, 2017 at 10:21 am

      I created a teacher account and then added my kids as students. Then they log in to do their lessons and I can log in as the teacher to check progress.

  • Jean Winstead August 23, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Wow, it’s amazing to teach your children at home with so many curriculum picks! I believe you will be a good teacher, keep it up!

  • Carissa Rasouli August 24, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Are you no longer using Vocabulary Workshop?? Just curious!!

    • erica August 25, 2017 at 10:08 am

      Nope! We’re just using the vocab in the Fix It! Grammar. There is one word per day, sometimes more for the higher grades. But we found it to be sufficient 🙂

  • Mama S. August 31, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Hi Erica! How do you handle the transition times in between subjects? I feel like it takes a really long time for my 3rd grader to shift between subjects and by the time we start our actual lesson, we have already used 10-15 minutes of the time scheduled. That puts us behind in our next subject and before I know it, we have to skip something because we are so far behind in our schedule.

    • erica September 8, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      It may just be a learning curve and you’ll have to get into a groove that works for you. We don’t really have any transition between them ending one thing and just starting the next thing. I think the workbox type system we use helps that because they can easily move on to their next drawer without waiting for me. That said, sometimes people get “distracted” between subjects 🙂 And I just kindly remind them to move on to their next task.

  • April Logan September 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    I see in history yours is mostly reading.. I am new to this and wondering how do you grade that???

    • erica September 14, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      Hi April,
      The history we are doing this year doesn’t really have a lot of tests/quizzes. I grade them on the projects we do and then they get a grade for doing the reading each day. The Story of the World has an activity book that comes with it, so they get grades on those worksheets as well.

  • Shawnte Harvey October 13, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Hi Erica,
    Why did you switch to Story of the world? Do you like the switch?

    • erica October 16, 2017 at 1:15 pm

      We just wanted a change! And yes, I do like it, it’s more interactive than Abeka 🙂

  • Kimberly Robbins May 23, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Did they change the word of life books? The sample pages don’t look like the book you have and I really wanted one like what you have.

    • erica May 23, 2018 at 10:05 am

      Yes, I think they changed how they look.

  • Corine June 4, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    Hi Erica,
    Did you use just one book for Fix It Grammar with your 3rd grader this year?

    • erica June 8, 2018 at 9:12 am

      Yes, there are enough lessons for an entire year in each book.

  • Jennifer Bazar July 24, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    How many literature units do you typically get in during a school year?

    • erica July 25, 2018 at 4:37 pm

      It really depends. Each book length varies and it might also depend on how well your student is reading as well. I usually assign 1 chapter per day and we do reading 5 times per week. But you can also spread it out if you need, or go faster if you have a better reader. The book lengths are all in my literature units in my store so you can see about how long it will take you.

  • Anita July 30, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Hi Erica,
    I have a question on how you uaed IEW for third grade. I see “writing” on her schedule 2x a week. Do you stretch the 4 lessons they recommend over a two week period or do you condense them down into two lessons a week? We just began IEW with our co-op last year and just love it!
    Thank you,

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