3rd Grade Boy's & Girl's Animal Curriculum Bundle
Third grade is the perfect age to discover the wonderful world of animals. In these journals, students will learn about animals by discovering their habitats, writing creative animal stories, coloring animal art, and becoming animal experts. They’ll also gain a basic knowledge of the United States as they begin their individual state studies.
Lessons are easy to plan and prepare. Each day students will complete different learning activities within these journals. They can work independently, in a small group, or as a full class. Our journals are easy to adapt to the individual needs of each student as well. An entire school year of creative and interactive learning ready to go for your classroom.
Pignapped - From Factory Farm to Family Farm: This is an educational and funny story about a pig that transitions from a factory farm to a family farm, written by a fifth-generation farmer. Students will learn farming terms, science, language arts, drawing, and research skills.
Field Trip Journal: Students will take this book on field trips and illustrate their adventures as they write about the things they see and do.
Fun-Schooling Math Mysteries: Students will practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and learn about fractions while having fun with creative games. They’ll write, draw, color, and imagine their way to a greater understanding of math. By engaging their creativity and making learning fun, this book is great for all students.
United States Geography: Discover all there is to love and learn about the United States with this unique and comprehensive geography journal meant to take students through all 50 states! Your students will stay engaged and curious while covering subjects like history, geography, social studies, culture, population, important landmarks, current events, and more.
All About Animals Fun-Schooling Journal: This curriculum handbook is designed to be used along with library books, audiobooks, tutorials, documentaries, and classical music. Document learning about animals and cover multiple subjects at the same time.
12 Months in the Forest: Students will learn how forest life changes every month by studying animals, plants, weather, clouds, seasons, and so much more! This journal covers multiple subjects including science, forestry, botany, reading, drawing, logic, record keeping, poetry, journaling, observation, and exploration!
All About Animals Creative Writing & Research Journal: Combine science, art, writing, and research into one book! This creative writing journal is sure to inspire even the most reluctant writers. It contains beautiful drawings of animals with plenty of space to jot down their stories.
Suggested Lesson Plan
Below is a suggested schedule for your classroom or homeschool. The page amounts listed under each title are the suggested number of pages to complete in a day. We know each day will vary and some days you might get through more and others less. It’s meant to give flexibility while still completing the journal in an entire semester or school year. This is based on a typical 180-day/ 36-week long school year. Adjust as needed if your school, or family, follows a different schedule. We’ve also included a few tips and notes when needed.
Core journals- Students can complete their core journals daily either in the morning to open the day or have a “core journal” time in the afternoon. These can be completed in small groups or alone.
(We recommend that you expect the child to do the lower number of pages each day, but some eager learners will enjoy doing more. So when we recommend 2-6 pages per day, 2 is usually enough for most children depending on their attention span)
- Homeschooling With Pets
- Complete First Semester
- 2-4 pages per day
- Homeschooling Active Boys
- Complete Second Semester
- 4-6 pages per day
Language Arts- complete daily
- Four Seasons Spelling Time
- Complete throughout the year during the appropriate month/ season
- Hobby Time Adventure Journal
- Creative Writing/ Storytelling
- 5-6 pages per week
- Complete for 15-20 minutes two or three days a week. Students may dictate their story to a teacher to write or type instead of writing themselves. This is also a good journal to work on in a small-group.
- Secret Quest
- Use as an independent writing journal or split with Hobby Time and use one journal per semester.
- Nature Study & Outdoor Science Journal
- Complete daily for 15-20 minutes per day. Most pages can be completed independently, some of the research-based pages may be best to complete in small groups or as a full class.
- 2-4 pages per day
- Creepy Sea Creatures Fun-Schooling Games
- Use as desired for a “brain break,” warm-up, or rest time activity.
- All About Ocean Creatures
- This would be a good journal to complete on Monday to ease students back into school after the weekend or on Friday when they’re antsy. 20-30 minutes to complete.
- 2-3 pages per week
- Homeschooling With Pets