What We Are Reading ~ Unit 1

Here is a video of the books we are reading right now during unit 1 in our homeschool.  We school through a public charter school and they break the school year up into 6 units that are 6 weeks long.  This is the books for unit 1.

Here is the complete list of books and links.  Enjoy!

If You Lived at the Time of the Civil War

https://smile.amazon.com/You-Lived-Time-Civil-War/dp/0590454226/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473980110&sr=8-1&keywords=if+you+lived+at+the+time+of+the+civil+war

Aesops Fables

https://smile.amazon.com/Classic-Treasury-Aesops-Fables/dp/0762428767/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473980152&sr=8-1&keywords=aesops+fables

Johnny Appleseed, The Story of a Legend

https://smile.amazon.com/Johnny-Appleseed-Legend-Will-Moses/dp/0399231536/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473980182&sr=8-1&keywords=will+moses+johnny+appleseed

Norman Rockwell, Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists

https://smile.amazon.com/Norman-Rockwell-Getting-Greatest-Artists/dp/0516271733/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473980222&sr=8-1&keywords=norman+rockwell+mike+venezia

Unit study for Norman Rockwell

http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/blog/2012/09/worlds-greatest-artists-vol-2.html

Ben Franklin and His First Kite

https://smile.amazon.com/Ben-Franklin-His-First-Kite/dp/0689849842/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473980306&sr=8-1&keywords=ben+franklin+and+his+first+kite

Road Trip USA Geography Curriculum

http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/u-s-geography

If You Lived in Colonial Times

https://smile.amazon.com/If-You-Lived-Colonial-Times/dp/059045160X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473980372&sr=8-1&keywords=if+you+lived+in+colonial+times

Treasure Island, Classic Starts

https://smile.amazon.com/Classic-Starts%C2%99-Treasure-Island-Starts%E2%84%A2/dp/1402713185/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473980393&sr=8-1&keywords=classic+starts+treasure+island

 

Treasure Island Unit Study

http://store.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=70_76_90&products_id=255

Nate the Great and Boring Beach Bag

https://smile.amazon.com/Nate-Great-Boring-Beach-Bag/dp/0440401682/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473980441&sr=8-1&keywords=nate+the+great+and+the+boring+beach+bag

All About Reading, Level 2 (Queen Bee)

http://www.allaboutlearningpress.com/all-about-reading-level-2/

Paul Bunyan

https://smile.amazon.com/Paul-Bunyan-Reading-rainbow-book/dp/0688058000/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473980499&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=paul+bunyan+steve+kellogg

Beauty and the Beast

https://smile.amazon.com/Beauty-Beast-Mahlon-F-Craft/dp/0060539194/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1473980524&sr=8-8&keywords=beauty+and+the+beast+book

King Midas

https://smile.amazon.com/King-Midas-Golden-Omar-Rayyan/dp/082341423X/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1473980547&sr=8-5&keywords=king+midas

The Legend of Bluebonnet

https://smile.amazon.com/Legend-Bluebonnet-Tomie-dePaola/dp/0698113594/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473980574&sr=8-1&keywords=the+legend+of+bluebonnet

If you Traveled West in a Covered Wagon

https://smile.amazon.com/You-Traveled-West-Covered-Wagon/dp/0590451588/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473980595&sr=8-1&keywords=if+you+traveled+west+in+a+covered+wagon

My America, Westward to Home, Joshua’s Diary

https://smile.amazon.com/My-America-Westward-Joshuas-Oregon/dp/0439112095/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473980619&sr=8-1&keywords=my+american+westward+to+home

Twister on Tuesday, Magic Tree House #23

https://smile.amazon.com/Twister-Tuesday-Magic-Tree-House/dp/0679890696/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473980651&sr=8-1&keywords=twister+on+tuesday

Into the West

https://smile.amazon.com/Into-West-Effects-Westward-Expansion/dp/1476534039/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473980686&sr=8-1&keywords=into+the+west+terry+collins

How Would You Survive in the American West?

https://smile.amazon.com/How-Would-Survive-American-West/dp/0531153088/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473980707&sr=8-1&keywords=how+would+you+survive+in+the+american+west

The Long Way Westward

https://smile.amazon.com/Long-Way-Westward-Read-Level/dp/0064441989/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473980740&sr=8-1&keywords=the+long+way+westward

The Long Way to a New Land

https://smile.amazon.com/Long-Way-Land-Read-Level/dp/0064441008/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473980758&sr=8-1&keywords=the+long+way+to+a+new+land

Dust For Dinner

https://smile.amazon.com/Dust-Dinner-Can-Read-Book/dp/006444225X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473980777&sr=8-1&keywords=dust+for+dinner

Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express

https://smile.amazon.com/Buffalo-Bill-Pony-Express-Level/dp/0064442209/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473980803&sr=8-1&keywords=buffalo+bill+and+the+pony+express

Finding Providence

https://smile.amazon.com/Finding-Providence-Story-Roger-Williams/dp/0064442160/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473980831&sr=8-1&keywords=finding+providence

First Flight

https://smile.amazon.com/First-Flight-Story-Wright-Brothers/dp/0064442152/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473980849&sr=8-1&keywords=first+flight

Little House in the Big Woods

https://smile.amazon.com/Little-House-Woods-Ingalls-Wilder/dp/0060581808/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473980867&sr=8-1&keywords=little+house+in+the+big+woods

Little House on the Prairie

https://smile.amazon.com/Little-House-Prairie-No/dp/0064400026/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1473980888&sr=8-2&keywords=little+house+in+the+prairie

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

https://smile.amazon.com/Lewis-Clark-Expedition-Graphic-History/dp/0736896554/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1473980914&sr=8-8&keywords=the+lewis+and+clark+expedition

2016-2017 3rd Grade Curriculum

I am very passionate about homeschooling.  I love the freedom to go outside “the box”.  Our son (Warpster) doesn’t fit in the box and I want to encourage this as his grows.  How can we ever expect our world to change if we don’t teach our kids the compassion to change it?  One of these days I will go into more detail about why we homeschool, but today I am just going to share with you what The Boy (a nickname of his since birth) will be learning this year.  Check out our channel on YouTube to see the video.