Timberdoodle's Third-Grade Handbook
This guide helps you know which books to use when and how to schedule your school year. A weekly schedule is included to give you enough structure to make sure your child doesn't miss anything, without the stress of an overly specific plan that leaves no room for the give and take of real life.
3rd Grade Handbook PDF Sample
Language Smarts D
It doesn't look like schoolwork, but it is! Featuring rhymes and riddles, editing activities, mind-benders, sequencing, and folk tales, Language Smarts is a core standards-based language arts curriculum with a whole host of child-pleasing activities. Each Language Smarts page is brightly colored with plenty of white space to feel easily doable. Language arts has never looked so fun!
We wish we'd had A Reason for Handwriting while growing up. With each ten- to fifteen-minute daily lesson built around Bible verses, content is not only instructional, but also inspirational. Plus, at the end of each week your children will be given the opportunity to apply excellence to their work as they copy their verse of the week onto their choice of "Scripture Border Sheets." Done with care, these completed sheets are worthy of sharing with friends and family. This year your child will learn cursive.
Daily 6-Trait Writing 3
With 125 dynamic writing lessons, Daily 6-Trait Writing will provide your child practice and instruction concerning all the essential skills necessary to becoming a competent writer. Research proves that a solid understanding of the six traits of writing improves a child's ability to write successfully and just fifteen minutes or less a day is all it will take. Daily 6-Trait Writing is correlated to state standards for educators, with a dash of fun for our apprentice writers.
Beginning Word Roots
The first in this series, Beginning Word Roots teaches children the meanings of prefixes, roots, and suffixes commonly used in English. Learning word elements dramatically improves spelling and the ability to decode unfamiliar words. Plus, it is now considered a mandatory topic in many states, so you'll want to be sure you cover it.
Teaching Textbooks 3
This year your child will begin our favorite math program ever. Teaching Textbooks Math 3 is a full-year curriculum designed to be completed on the computer. The friendly lessons and automatic grading mean that this program will be a blessing to both you and your child!
Daily Geography 3
Basic geography is essential, but done in large, infrequent doses it can become tedious or, worse yet, too quickly forgotten. Daily Geography uses a short daily lesson approach that avoids both pitfalls.
Do You Doodle?
To encourage creativity, we want to offer our children open-ended art projects. But a stack of paper and a fistful of colored pencils can get monotonous for even the most creative children. Do You Doodle? is an ideal solution, striking a perfect balance between structure and imagination. Every page contains a simple line drawing and a suggestion on how to complete the picture. This is a super idea starter for the child who doesn't know what to draw, allowing him to express his imagination and hone his skills, while building creative thinking and story-inventing abilities. More than 200 themed doodles to complete.
Critical and Creative 3
From brainteasers and logic puzzles to mazes, Venn diagrams, and secret codes, Critical and Creative Thinking Activities has a wealth of mind-boggling activities that your child will enjoy. Exercises include thinking fluency, originality, generalizing, patterning, and problem-solving. Every lesson is based on grade-appropriate themes and is correlated to state standards. Just as important, the presentation is appealing, and many students will find that thinking skills are the highlight of their schoolwork.
2015 Third Grade Complete
Pathway Readers 3
Designed to be used in Amish classrooms, these basal readers are solidly wholesome, with none of the fantasy that is commonplace in both Christian and secular readers. Because the Amish don't use electricity, you won't find stories dealing with the latest in films, computers, or TVs. Instead, the stories are centered on farm life, with horse auctions, harvests, and LARGE families. With simple typesetting and a few black-and-white sketches, these hardback books are not splashy, but are lovely in their simplicity.
Typing Instructor for Kids
If you are looking for the right balance of education, entertainment, and motivation in a typing program, then consider the award-winning Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum 5.0 for Windows (NOTE: MAC version is also available and can be substituted upon request). Typing Instructor for Kids offers thirteen action-packed, multi-level games; graduated drills and lesson plans; and hundreds of activities, exercises, and tests. Using proven typing techniques, children will master the keyboard while journeying with Toby and Lafitte to five imaginative lands where they learn proper typing techniques and build keyboarding skills. Just choose a typing plan, set a words-per-minute goal, and as your child explores Typer Island he will learn typing along the way. The ten customizable plans, with or without games, allow all skill levels to be successful. The engaging lessons and exercises teach children important typing skills, including speed and accuracy.
Get their brains a-buzzing with this honey of a brainteaser. HexHive will challenge each person in your family to use their visual, spatial, and math skills to complete the 40 unique puzzles. As you place each of the ten differently-shaped, transparent honeycomb pieces on the numbered cells, the sum of the numbers covered by that piece must equal seven. Each HexHive challenge card is a bit more challenging than the previous. HexHive includes 40 Challenge Cards, 10 transparent honeycomb tiles, and two bee blockers in a durable case.
Did you know that simply by building things your child simultaneously improves his visual perception, fine-motor skills, patience, problem-solving, spatial perception, creativity, ability to follow directions, grasp of physics concepts, and engineering ability? We believe that construction is one of the most valuable educational processes available and that both learning to build and learning by what has been built should be a part of every family's curriculum. Because of that we've included Zoob Challenge as part of your Complete Curriculum Kit. Not only will your child get countless hours of use out of the creative pieces, but you'll also love the twenty-five challenge cards for your child to solve by building.
Chibitronics Starter Kit
This completely different approach to electrical engineering uses peel and stick circuits and a special conductive tape that can be stuck to paper or walls to make programmable LEDs light up. Each Chibitronics Starter Kit comes with an illustrated sketchbook that will teach your child
how to create his own simple circuits, resulting in a piece of art or a craft project that can light up or be interactive.
Exploring Creation with Zoology 1
A colorful, conversational approach to science, Exploring Creation with Zoology is also very easy to teach. This program uses a notebook-based approach, meaning that as you go through the course your child will be asked to write, draw, or dictate the results of his experiments into a notebook. Not only will this help him retain what he learns, but at the end of the year you will have a lovely record of his work! The hands-on experiments sprinkled throughout the book are sure to be a highlight for both of you. Your Complete Curriculum includes the Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 hardbound textbook and a Notebooking Journal. One note: Don't feel you need to fill in every spot in the notebook; pick and choose what your time and child's interest allow!
The Story of the World 3
History is a story -- isn't it time you read it that way? The Story of the World is a captivating read-aloud series which will introduce your children to the marvelous history of the world presented chronologically from the beginning of time. The details of battles, kingdoms, cultures, and customs from every continent and major people group are woven together into a story that children will find mesmerizing. With short chapters, many being less than seven pages, The Story of the World presents history in small, easily-digestible chunks. Of particular appeal to children will be the occasional story about a hypothetical child in the culture of that time and fictional stories that were popular during that time. In your Complete Curriculum we include both the reader and the student activity book for Volume 3, covering Early Modern Times (1600 AD - 1850 AD).
Complete-a-Sketch 123 CD
Learn basic drafting skills the easy way using these incomplete drawings that need to be finished. Each page shows a small, completed picture in the corner of the page. The balance of the page shows the same image with parts of the lines missing, but with critical intersections and line ends to define the image to be drawn. Designed by a teaching dad for his home-taught son, these "technical art" lessons offer an interesting challenge for children to draw what they see. With no formal teaching, your child will be motivated to take on his first drawings, and he will be rewarded with almost instant success. Contains seventy-eight lessons.
When one of our children was a preschooler, we received the best advice a parent of a kinesthetic child could receive: Let her wiggle. And wiggle she did. I don't think she sat for schoolwork for many years. Thinking Putty offers your child a way to move without becoming a distraction. An impressive, adult-sized handful of high-quality, moldable putty, the non-toxic, non-gooey Thinking Putty will bounce, stretch, tear, drip, snap, even shatter. Finally, your little wiggler will be able to sit and listen!
Spectrum Test Practice 3
Spectrum Test Practice offers a comprehensive and sequential way to practice the content areas offered on numerous standardized tests, plus access to online state-specific test practice. The up-to-date content reflects national standards and includes practice tests in reading, language arts, and math.
Smencils (Scented Pencils) are made from 100% recycled newspapers; you can even see the layers of recycled newspaper when you sharpen them! Individually packed in their own freshness tubes (made of corn-based biodegradable plastic), guaranteed to keep the delicious aromas fresh for two years. (One Smencil included with each Complete Curriculum.)
The Story of the World 3 Audio
Featuring the same content as The Story of the World book, this convenient audio book allows you to listen in the car, while fixing dinner, or at any other time when your ears are freer than your hands!
Swiss Family Robinson
While on a voyage across the sea, a family from Switzerland is shipwrecked on a deserted island. To survive, the Robinsons must find food and water, as well as build a shelter. Soon, they discover that the island is filled with plants and animals they've never seen before. Unfortunately, not all of the creatures are friendly.
Graphic Novel - Combustion Engine
Along with his niece, super-scientist Max Axiom explores the science and engineering behind the combustion engine. In easy-to-understand graphic novel format, Max investigates the internal combustion engine's operation, uses, and drawbacks, then looks at other types of combustion engines. Explanations are supported by clear diagrams and illustrations. Now your child will have a fundamental grasp of how the engine in the family car actually works.
True Stories of the Revolutionary War
Learn more about the Revolutionary War through the accounts of the people who lived through it. Experience the terror of a sneak attack and read how a mother risked her life by spying for the colonists. True Stories of the Revolutionary War gives a quick glimpse of well-known battles that shaped our nation. Written and illustrated in an engaging graphic novel style, True Stories of the Revolutionary War also includes a brief summary of the war, a timeline, and a map.
Famous Figures: American Revolution
While you read historical accounts aloud, your avid artist can color in the detailed figures of ten people who shaped USA history, like Benjamin Franklin, Betsy Ross, Thomas Jefferson, and Paul Revere. A hole-punch and common fasteners allow their arms and legs to move. For the meticulous child who wants to color it exactly right, matching pre-colored action figures are also included.
XXL Children's Globe
This puzzle uses special rugged, curved pieces that assemble into a globe! The 180-Piece Puzzleball is an ideal tool for introducing world geography. This puzzle is bright, colorful, and adorned with animals, so your student will get a kick out of assembling and reassembling it.
Children's Atlas of God's World
A one-of-a-kind atlas that acknowledges God as the maker of geographic features, while also examining fascinating information about Christian explorers and history-makers, this is what Christian homeschoolers have longed for. The full-color, visually engaging Children's Atlas of God's World covers culture and traditions, holidays, legal systems, and economic industries, and will be a valued reference tool in your home.
Gild the Dragon
Help these legendary fire-breathing dragons glisten and shine with the stunning craft set Gild the Dragons by Djeco. Just peel off the numbered sections to reveal pre-glued sections, then carefully apply the shining foil leaf sheets. Follow along with the instructions or get creative and pick your own colors for each image. The end result is four unique dragons with dazzling foil accents that will look fabulous in any knight's or damsel's bedroom. Gild the Dragons includes four thick sticky cards, nine foil sheets in varying colors, an application tool, and step-by-step instructions, all housed in a lovely sturdy gift box.
Pattern recognition skills are key to STEAM learning. Award-winning Fractiles-7 allows your child to create an infinite variety of beautiful designs, from simple swirls to mind-blowing patterns that appear 3-D. Regular play with Fractiles-7 will increase your childs pattern recognition skills as well as improve visual-spatial relations, visual memory, and visual discrimination. Easy to manipulate, the travel-sized Fractiles-7 includes 96 brilliantly-colored, flexible magnetic tiles that stay put yet slide easily on the sturdy, specially-textured 8-inch x 8-inch black steel activity board.