Monday, April 22, 2013

3rd Grade Plans with Sonlight Core C

These are my 3rd grade plans for the fall, although we have already started them! James finished up Sonlight Core B six weeks ago, so we jumped right into Core C, which I had on hand from his siblings. This is my first time re-using a Core and it has been a lot of fun to read everything again. I decided not to update my instructor guide. There were quite a few books added, so it was tempting to do so, but when I looked at the catalog most of the new stuff was just added to the fifth day of the five day program.  Still, some of the new books looked right up his alley, so I added them in or used them to replace other books on the reading list.

Here's what we're doing, in the same order as in the Sonlight catalog....

*History & Geography*

  • Audio Memory Geography Songs Kit (workbook and CD)
  • Gladys Aylward- a missionary story, but it's supposed to be worthwhile, we will try it! 
  • Good Queen Bess
  • Michelangelo
  • Peter the Great
  • Book of Time & Timeline Figures- This will be our first year using these.
  • Windows on the World- For Core B we replaced this with Children Just Like Me. For Core C we will replace it with A Life Like Mine
  • From the 5 Day List....We will also use Castle Diary, Eric the Red & Leif the Lucky, Maps & Globes, Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!, and Medicine News. We will skip Catching Their Talk in a Box. 


  • Awesome Book of Bible Facts- We do keep this one, the kids really enjoy reading all the little snippets.
  • Sing the Word CD-skipping this


  • Aesop for Children
  • And with the Word Came Power-we will replace this with  Hidden Tales from Eastern Europe
  • The Apprentice
  • Captain Nobody (our older Core C uses A Little Princess, but we'll read this instead)
  • Cornstalks: A Bushel of Poems
  • The Cricket in Times Square
  • The Door in the Wall
  • The Little Riders
  • The Minstrel in the Tower
  • Philomena (we will read Kildee House instead, as per the older Core C)
  • Red Sails to Capri
  • School Story
  • Sticks Across the Chimney
  • Strawberry Girl
  • Tales of Robin Hood
  • The Twenty-One Balloons
  • White Stallion of Lipizza

*Grade 4-5 Readers*
  • Along Came a Dog
  • B is for Betsy- we will swap in Sir Lancelot the Great from the 5-day R/A list, just to avoid too many "girly" books for him:)
  • Betsy & Tacy Go Over the Big Hill
  • The Children of Noisy Village
  • Emily's Runaway Imagination
  • Encyclopedia Brown
  • Frindle
  • Ginger Pye
  • Henry & Ribsy
  • The King's Equal
  • A Llama in the Family
  • Lumber Camp Library
  • Marco Polo
  • McBroom's Wonderful One-Acre Farm
  • Misty of Chincoteague
  • More Stories From Grandma's Attic
  • Mustang: Wild Spirit of the West
  • Ralph S. Mouse
  • Socks
  • The Toothpaste Millionaire
  • The Whipping Boy
*Language Arts*

*Science-Sonlight Science C*

Dinosaurs Unleashed- We will replace this with The Dinosaur Museum.
Discover and Do Level 2 DVD
The Magic Schoolbus Inside the Earth
The Magic Schoolbus Lost in the Solar System
Marie Curie's Search for Radium
Science Activities, vol. 3
The Usborne Book of Knowledge
Science Supplies Kit C
Planet Earth

We will continue to use Life of Fred's elementary series, and also add in Math Mammoth 3. To supplement, we will use Sonlight's Mathtacular 2


Sonlight Electives C: How Artists See Feelings, How Artists See the Elements, Classical Kids Collection


I think that's it. Core C is a pretty easy Core to tweak!

1 comment:

  1. We loved The Twenty-One Balloons! One of my/our favorite books ever. Now I "have to" check out some of the other books you have listed!


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