When it rains it snows

Well, at least that’s how Google says it works…

Watching the rain is so therapeutic and peaceful. I have to admit, when I lived on the East Coast, I took rain for granted. Where I live, we are lucky to get over 60 days of rain a year! California experiences a drought every year. The wildfires have been insane, this rain was needed.

It never fails. My son loves to play in the puddles when it rains.

This year we were on the lookout for the rain because we knew we wanted to play in the snow.

Big Bear is not too far from us and that is our destination for all things snow related. Today we took a short trip up the mountains and had fun for a few hours.

We should have brought gloves. My son was fine but of course, we are the parents and should know better!

Next time…

How to discuss Veterans Day with kids

Discussing Veterans Day with children can be a difficult task.

However, there are ways to make it easier on parents. Resources such as videos and worksheets are great. This year, our family has had personal discussions about family and friends who have served in the armed forces to help understand.

Video suggestions:

Some facts to discuss with your children are:

  1. Veterans Day falls on the same day as Remembrance Day and Armistice Day in other countries.
  2. World War I formally ended on November 11th, at the 11th hour. It is also the 11th month.
  3. Originally, when known as Armistice Day, it was meant to honor those who died in World War I, but when it was amended in the early 1940s, it was changed to honor all the veterans who have served in the U.S. military.
  4. Veterans Day is sometimes confused with Memorial Day, however Memorial Day honors those who died while serving in the military and Veterans Day honors all those who have served in the U.S. military, alive and deceased.
  5. Raymond Weeks, a World War II veteran from Alabama, came up with the idea in 1945 to honor all veterans on November 11th, not just the ones who had lost their lives in World War I.

Read more at http://www.softschools.com/facts/holidays/veterans_day_facts/159/

2017-2018 Homeschool Curriculum

*3rd Grade*

Language Arts 

Spelling Workout C

Spectrum Vocabulary Grade 3

Daily Language Review Grade 3

Spectrum Writing Grade 2

Spectrum Reading Grade 3

Think Alongs Level C

Math

Singapore Math Word Problems Level 2 

Math 3 Teaching Textbooks

Go Math 3

Spectrum Word Problems Grade 3 

Science/Social Studies/History

History-Social Science: Communities Practice Workbook

Novels: 

  • Meet George Washington 
  • Marie Curie’s Search for Radium 
  • Who was Anne Frank 
  • Freedom Train

Geography

Maps, Charts, and Graphs 

Map Skills (Teacher Created)

Daily Geography (Evan Moor)

Art

Draw Write Now Level 4

Spanish

Teach Them Spanish Level 1

 

You can watch our Youtube video to see the inside of these workbooks.

We also use online learning curriculum, which can be found on our free educational resources page.

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