Tuesday, May 10, 2011

3rd Grade (1st Quarter)

This week is week two in our 1st Quarter for 3rd grade. I thought I would share my lesson plan for Optimus. We may not get to everything each day, but for the most part we will. Most lessons don't usually take more than 20 minutes. Some lessons I think will be short turn out to be all day affairs. I try to let the kids interest level decide on the length of the lesson. Except of course for math and language arts. Those subjects just need to be done, no matter how low their interest level!  Some of the resources I use are cataloged at Old Fashioned Education, a very interesting site with tons of free resources.

May - August

LA Extras (Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri)
Dictionary use
Bear Essential News for Kids worksheet
Boys Life (read an article, write on reading log, summerize the article)
Ranger Rick (same as above)

Grammar (Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri)
1st Language Lessons, Level 3 (4x a week)
Spectrum Language Arts, Grade 3 (2-3x a week)

Reading (Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri)
Read a book of choice for 30 mins, write book summary

Phonics (Mon, Wed, Thurs)
Funnix (2x a week)
Online Phonics (2-3x a week)

Literature (Mon, Wed, Thurs) These are selections that I read to the kids.
Historical Novel

Writing (Mon, Wed, Thurs)
Project (news story, interview, letters, etc)
McGuffey Reader (Read story and write copywork in cursive)

Math (Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri)
Practice math facts
Timez Attack

Social Studies (Wed, Thurs, Fri)
Foreign country research paper or lapbook

Geography (Mon, Wed, Thurs)
Memorize state locations
Work on United States packet
Geography lesson

History (Mon, Wed)

Science (Thurs, Fri)
Listen to science story
Conduct experiments
Complete botany lesson

Typing (Mon, Fri)

Art (Wed, Thurs)
Use to explore Artist (2 a month) works
Complete art project
Complete artist pages for binder

Music (Mon, Fri)
Listen to Musician (2 a month)
Complete musician pages for binder
Use to learn about each instrument

Unit Study (Mon, Wed, Thurs)
Work on independant unit study of choice (lapbook/notebook)

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