Yes, another homeschooling blog...

P'once a little time there was a girl. This girl grew up to be a Mamma to three little girls all very much like herself. And this little Mamma knew she just had to have a place of her own to keep all things home school right at her fingertips.


2012 - 2013 School Year - 3rd Grade

           Reading, Grammar, Spelling: (30, 30, 10)
           Writing - cursive writing: (20)
           Mathematics: (50)
           Foreign Language -  Spanish (30)
           1/2 days @ Chandler for PE, Music, Art?
           History- Monday/Wednesday - corresponding necessary information to a time line or map (50)
           Physical Strength - Dancing begin Fall 2012 (60)
           Nature Study/Life Science- Chemisty Fall 2012 Tuesday/Thursday (50)
           Matin Latin - Level 2 (30)
We will be doing an artist focus in the fall and a composer over the winter and famous person in history focus in the spring:
  • Michelangelo or Leonardo da Vinci
  • Mozart
  • Harriet Tubman or William Llyod Garrison

Booklist for Mara next year:
**Items in bold are to be borrowed from our public library in the spring term.

Seabird, Holling C. Holling
Marie Curie's Search for Radium
Marco Polo
(Handbook of Nature Study) online
Bauer's, Story of the World: Late Ren-Early Modern & Usborne Book of World History
This Country of Ours online edition
Nature with Children
Garden Gates & Student workbook
World Myths and Folk Tales
Detective Science
Abeka Math 3 & Student Workbook
Mathemagic by Childcraft
Writing with Ease 2, Susan W. Bauer
Spelling Workout 3

Look at poetry from these poets:
            Edgar Allen Poe: “The Raven”

            Alfred Lord Tennyson: “The Lady of Shalott” and “The Charge of the Light Brigade”
            Christina Rosetti: “Goblin Market,” “A Birthday,” “Sister Maude”, “No, Thank You, John”

            William Wordsworth: Collected Poems
               Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”


Don Quixote, retold by Michael Harrison. - portions of the text
“A Voyage to Lilliput” and “A Voyage to Brobdingnag” from Gulliver’s Travels,
Jonathan Swift.
Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan, or Pilgrim’s Progress : A Retelling by Gary D. Schmidt

Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, Washington Irving.

Robert Browning: “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”

Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

“The Way to Wealth,” Benjamin Franklin.  In Benjamin Franklin: The Autobiography and Other Writings

Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne

A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens

East O’ the Sun and West O’ the Moon : Fifty-Nine Norwegian Folk Tales, by Peter Christen Asbjrnsen

Narrative of the  Life of Frederick Douglass, an American  Slave: Written by Himself, Frederick Douglass
Children of the New Forest
The Jungle Book
At the Back of the North Wind
The Bears of Blue River
The Saturdays
Gone Away Lake
King of the Wind
Mother Carey's Chickens
The Enchanted Castle
Little Lord Fauntleroy
Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
The Bestiary: A book of Beasts
Dido and Pa
The Three Royal Monkeys
Oliver Twist
The House of Sixty Fathers
The Book of British Fairy Tales
Voyage Round the Horn
Are all the Giants Dead?
The Diamond in the Window
The Queens Brooch
The Trumpeter of Krakow
The Children of Green Knowe
The Stranger at Green Knowe
The Thirteen Clocks
The Last Guru