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Homeschool Easy 3rd Grade – A Review

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, nor was I compensated in any other way.

I have realized that my youngest doesn’t always get my full attention when it comes to school. I have let her be happy to just tag along and absorb what the older siblings are doing. I also know that play is important and let her learn much from her play and engaging of the world around her. HOWEVER… I really let the ball drop with her and my second youngest last year. They are both so smart and have so much potential. It really isn’t fair of me to let them fend for themselves as far as homeschooling goes. SO! I was pleased to receive the opportunity to review the Third Grade Entire School Year Curriculum from Homeschool Easy.

Homeschool Easy is an all in one curriculum that has 1st to 5th grades to choose from. The 1st through 5th grade is a full curriculum which includes all the essential subjects to teach. When you purchase a complete curriculum it includes: reading, spelling, grammar, math, history, science, and writing. You can also buy individual subjects. The cost for the full curriculum is $100.00. Individual subjects are extremely reasonable starting at $20.00 and under.

Homeschool Easy provides 32 weeks of instruction. Everything is in worksheet format and available for download. Once I received my access to the curriculum, I followed the link to several well- labeled folders with all the downloadable content. For me, it was a bit tedious to download everything.

Homeschool Easy is not common core aligned, but rather based on the way the American education system looked before common core was the standard.

From the Intro – “The 3rd Grade Curriculum contains:

Reading– phonics based concepts, including weekly reading words, flash cards, fill-in-the blank worksheets, reading comprehension sheets, chapter book comprehension questions, weekly vocabulary, spelling crossword puzzles, and spelling word searches.

Math– math focuses on traditional math and number sense, including daily worksheets, manipulatives, and flash cards.

Grammar– fundamental grammar, including daily worksheets and flash cards.

History– focuses on American history and patriotism, including daily worksheets corresponding with online videos and various art projects.

Science– monthly age appropriate science subjects, including daily worksheets aligned with online videos and various art projects and experiments.

Writing– focuses on fun, creative writing, including two weekly writing assignments. Also, writing is continually reinforced through grammar, history, and science worksheets.”

The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. The preparation has been done for you which is awesome! You will need to obtain the books for reading. They will likely be available from your local library or available for free online. Many of the subjects like have video resources linked as well. The videos have been curated from YouTube. This is not a hands off curriculum for the parent, but there definitely is room for independent work on the part of the student.

To be honest… Homeschool Easy is well thought out and great for people who are new to homeschooling and/ or need a full curriculum laid out for them. I would totally recommend it to those who are overwhelmed at the idea of having to teach their child or want the guess work taken out of the process. However… it is really not our cup of tea. With our delight-directed approach to learning, we don’t have much room for worksheet learning. We are a little more hippie and nature loving. In my opinion, Homeschool Easy does not allow for rabbit trails or camping out on a certain topic… which is the style that we tend to follow.

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Super Teacher Worksheets- A Review

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.

We recently received a one-year online membership (with unlimited downloads) to Super Teacher Worksheets. This website contains over 16,000 printable math, reading, writing, phonics, science, and social studies resources geared towards K-6th graders. While K-6th is the primary focus, there are some resources for olders and some for youngers. There are also lots of games, and even generators that allow you to create your own word searches, crossword puzzles and more.

For a delight directed homeschooler like me, having resources available from Super Teacher Worksheets is fantastic. Because we don’t always plan every bit of our school and tend to rabbit trail off on subjects that interest us, I don’t always have materials on hand or curriculum that I have purchased. Being able to log onto Super Teacher Worksheets and access their thousands of printables is perfect. The worksheet generator is my favorite feature!

The website is incredibly easy to navigate. The worksheets are organized as follows:

  • Math 
  • Reading Comprehension 
  • Reading & Writing 
  • Phonics 
  • Early Literacy 
  • Grammar 
  • Spelling 
  • Chapter Books 
  • Science 
  • Social Studies 
  • Holidays 
  • Puzzles & Brain Teasers 
  • PreK and Kindergarten 
  • Teacher Helps

I am particularly excited about the literacy units. I have intended to put together a list of required reading for my girls this year (3rd, 5th, and 8th grade). Super Teacher Worksheets offers literacy units that correspond with many of the books I am hoping to use this year. Chapter by chapter worksheets as well as worksheets for the whole book, quotes from the book, word searches, and more. The list of books is large and covers many levels. It is great for co ops as it has guides for leading literature circles.

I am loving all the math worksheets as well. Our math curriculum isn’t very money or time focused. All of my children have struggled with counting money and telling time. I am excited to have access to worksheets to help supplement their learning!

I have a child who is struggling with upper level math. I think the main reason is that he does not have great recall with basic math facts. I plan to use the worksheet generator to print out daily math drills like the one pictures above to get his math recall up to speed. I’ll do this for all of my kids to help prepare for those advanced math years! I should probably do them for myself as well. My math fact recall is not stellar at all!

An individual family membership to Super Teacher Worksheets is just $24.95 for an entire year. This site essentially wipes away any need you would have to purchase practice worksheets. The website is well organized and even has a “file cabinet” feature where you can save your favorites you so don’t have to go searching!

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