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!

Click here to see a sample of our 3rd Grade Daily Homeschool Schedule!



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  1. 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.

    Mama S.
    1. Hi,
      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.

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

  2. 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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