18
Aug

Third Grade Curriculum 2014-2105

Here is a look at our plans for third grade:

Third Grade Curriculum

Language Arts:

Third Grade Curriculum

We are using Rod and Staff Building English 3- we used level 2 last year and Hailey really liked it. (4x per week)
All About Spelling (4x per week)
A Reason for Handwriting (4x per week)
Daily 6- Trait Writing (4x per week)
Critical and Creative Thinking Activities (4x per week)

Third Grade Curriculum

Here are some of the books I will read to Hailey this year, although chances are good she will end up being the one reading some of them.

Third Grade Curriculum

Here are some of the books Hailey will read aloud to me.  She has actually already read a good portion of them this summer, so I am going to need to find some more for her to read during the school year.

History/Geography:

Third Grade Curriculum

I had purchased Story of the World to use for History, as well as History Pockets to go with it.  Then we reviewed Veritas Press Old  Testament and Ancient Egypt and Hailey loved it and begged to continue using it this fall.  Since both cover ancient history I am going to use both- it will be nice to use Veritas Press because it is online and won’t require much work on my part- and with a newborn I know that will be very helpful.  But, I will add in some of the reading and activities from Story of the World to go along with it. (4x per week)

Third Grade Curriculum

For geography we are using Daily Geography Practice and the United States Sticker Book.  Hailey also receives Little Passports USA and Highlights USA, so each week we will focus on one state.  (2x per week)

Bible:

Third Grade Curriculum

We are going to try out Grapevine this year and see how we like that.  We’re starting with Part 1- Creation to Jacob and will move on to part 2 when we finish that if we are enjoying it. (4x per week)

Science:

Third Grade Curriculum

We are going to use Science in the Beginning this year and add in some fun unit studies along the way.  (2x per week)

Math:

Third Grade Curriculum

Teaching Textbooks 4 is my plan for math.  (4x per week)

Health:

Third Grade Curriculum

We are using Health, Safety, and Manners from A Beka for Health. (2x per week)

So, that is my plan for third grade.  I am sure things will change along the way, but this is the plan for now.

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11
Aug

Homeschool Classroom 2014-2015

Homeschool Classroom

Here is a little peek into our homeschool classroom, which will be used for preschool and 3rd grade this year:

Homeschool Classroom

This is the view as you stand in the doorway of what our classroom looks like.  On the wall with the window is our Chicka Chicka Boom Boom tree that Hunter will be adding letters to throughout the year.  Next is our calendar board, calendar and alphabet.  The wall on the right has Hunter’s desk and bulletin board where his weekly projects will be hung up.  Next are some shelves which will mainly be used for preschool.  Above his desk in all those magazine holders are books- each box is labeled with what kind of books are inside.  Above that is a shelf with some of Hailey’s Lego creations.

Homeschool Classroom

Here is some more of the wall where Hunter’s desk is.  Up at the very top of the wall are our art clips, where we hang up our art work.  (You can see the post from last year of our Art Clips where I showed how we made them.)

Homeschool Classroom

This is Hailey’s side of the classroom.  We are using All About Spelling- so the white board on the left is for that.  It drives me crazy when all the little letters aren’t perfectly lined up… which they rarely are.  Anyway- next is Hailey’s desk with some maps above it.  On the floor on the left of her desk is our book basket.  On the right of her desk is the drawers where her textbooks and workbooks are kept.  On top of that is a little caddy that keeps her markers, colored pencils, crayons, pencils, etc.  On the right hand side is our other white board with our daily routine posted above that.

Homeschool Classroom

This is my desk and work area.

Homeschool Classroom

Here is a close up of our calendar board.  This is much less than I included in last year’s calendar board, but I think this simplified version will work better for us.  At the top, Hailey will write out the date, then underneath she will write the digital date.  We also have What Time is it and Make the Number where Hailey will use the coins to make the number of the day.  I am using real coins this year for our make the number.  Next is where we will keep track of our number of days in school, then What’s the Weather (which is for Hunter).  At the bottom is where Hailey will practice skip counting.
(What Time is it and What’s the Weather are from  Confessions of a Homeschooler.  100 Days of School is from 1+1+1=1.  Skip Counting is from Homeschool Creations.)

Homeschool Classroom

This is our little preschool area- the letter, number and shape of the week are at the top, then the alphabet and numbers, and finally our shape chart.

Homeschool Classroom

This is our shelves for preschool- the top left has Hunter’s markers, crayons, colored pencils, etc.  In addition to that is his binder to keep his completed preschool work and some books.  The rest of the shelves have trays on them, where Hunter’s manipulatives and other weekly activities will be kept.

So, there you have a little tour of our classroom :-)

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03
Aug

Tot School

Hunter is 31 months old.

Tot School

I can’t believe we are already at the end of the alphabet!  But, here we are at letter Z.

We are mostly on summer vacation now and Hunter has not had much interest in doing school- probably because Hailey isn’t doing any school work, so he doesn’t want to either.  But, here are the things we did get done:

Tot School

Hunter made a Z for Zebra, with some help from Hailey.

Tot School

He spent some time coloring.

Tot School

Hunter loves playing with his trains!

Tot School

He worked on putting together his Interlox.

Tot School

He wanted me to build a house for Mickey and Minnie.

Tot School

This toy really frustrates Hunter because he wants to be able to push all of the “nails” down at the same time, but it isn’t possible to do.

Tot School

Hunter worked on his fishing puzzle.

Tot School

He also enjoyed playing in the sand and making a sand castle.

Soon I will be sharing what we will be doing for preschool starting in September, so check back to see what we’re going to use for our curriculum.

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28
Jul

Poppins Book Nook- Pirates

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The theme for July for Poppins Book Nook was pirates!  What a fun theme!

Poppins Book Nook- Pirates

We read “How I Became a Pirate” by Melinda Long.  It was such a fun book and the illustrations were great!

Poppins Book Nook- Pirates

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 At the beginning of the book, the little boy, Jeremy is building a sand castle at the beach when he sees a pirate ship.  So, we thought it would be fun to build our own sand castle.

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Hailey’s finished sand castle.

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Next, Hailey and Hunter painted some rocks gold… well Hunter insisted that his rocks also be green, but for the most part the rocks were gold :-)

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Our finished gold.

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Hailey painted an old baby wipes container to make it look like a treasure chest.

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After the paint dried, Hailey and Hunter added some gems to the treasure chest.

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This is our finished treasure chest…

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… filled with gold and jewels.

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Then, Hailey drew a map of our back yard.

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This is the completed map of our back yard… Rich burned the edges of a paper bag to give it an old look.

Then, while we waited inside, Rich went out back and hid our treasure chest.

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According to the map Hailey drew, which Rich added an X to, she needed to take just a few steps from the fire pit to find the treasure.

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But, when she dug to see what she would find- she found another clue…

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…and then another clue…

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…and several more clues!

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Finally, she found the treasure chest!

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We had so much fun with this activity!!

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