3rd Grade Plans

3rd-grade-plansMy 8 year old and I recently sat down to figure out what she wanted to do for the coming school year.  This is for a creative child who has a high interest in science.  Here is our working plan:



History and Geography

Language Arts

Readers/Read Alouds

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, BFG, A Wrinkle in Time, Matilda, The Wizard of Oz, Old Yeller, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Heidi, James and the Giant Peach, Runny Babbit, The Little Princess, The Secret Garden, Black Beauty, Anne of Green Gables, Mary Poppins, Pollyanna, Lassie Come Home, The Incredible Journey, The Indian in the Cupboard, and Number the Stars

Foreign Language (Dabbling approach for now)





Fine Arts



Computer related skills


  1. I would love to know where to start. I have a 3rd grader bored out of her mind at a traditional school who is asking to homeschool, a 2nd grader interested too, and a 6th grader with some special needs (impulsive and attention) that would like to pursue his interests more than anything else. I am loving your blog- it is so jammed packed with info, but I also feel overwhelmed to say the least to be considering diving into this. First, as you plan, how do you determine what resources work and also how much money are you investing for each child?

    • Eclectic Homeschooling

      I learn what resources work by trial and error and getting to know how my kids learn. I have spent little and spent $500 per kid. I have used the library often and keep costs down that way.

  2. Would your kid enjoy computer programming? Scratch is a free and easy intro

  3. I’d like to see 5th & 6th grade plans.

    • If you look at the tab at the top of the page called Curriculum Plans, you will see the curriculum we used for grades 5 and 6 previously. I do personalize curriculum choices for each child, so 5th grade will look different for each child. I hope that helps!

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