15 Aug, 2011

Our School Curriculum for 2011-2012

Third Grade

Here are some pics of our curriculum for this year.

These boxes arrived from UPS.  All of this curriculum is already paid for by our taxes.

Minnesota Virtual Academy also  provided a really nice  printer, scanner/ copier/ printer last year that she will use again this year.


Inside the boxes:

Art supplies! Paint, oil pastels, brushes, art print kit of famous architecture and other works of art, clay and student pages. I loved the k12 art program last year and was amazed at some of the things she created.



History. This is probably my personal favorite. I personally learned a lot last year that I don’t remember learning when I was a student. The online portion of this curriculum is also really great. After each lesson, she will record her thoughts and drawings in her history record book.



Language Arts. I tried to get a good photo, but there’s still a few things that didn’t make it on here. In addition to this stuff, she will be reading 4 novels that she gets to choose from a long list of options.




Math! Snap cubes, 2D shapes, 3D shapes, Base 10 set, place value chart. The online portion includes a lot of interactive games. Fun stuff.



Science! Clara’s favorite! Books, goggles, thermometer, magnifier, worksheets, etc. K12 Science is very hands-on. Lots of experiments! Jeremy enjoys working on this class with her.

I don’t have photos for these, but she will also take Health/ PE and has chosen French as her elective.

This will be a full year!



 We’ll be using “My Father’s World” this year with Avery. All of this came in the 1st box. She can’t wait to send away for the ants for the anthill and the caterpillars for the butterfly garden.

I was drawn to this curriculum because it is a combination of the Charlotte Mason approach and Classical education. Each lesson also focuses on character development.


Here are some of the books I’ll be reading with Avery and Violet this year.


This is going to be a great year!



So, what do you think?