Third Grade, Kindergarten, and Preschool

2012-2013 School Year Books and Resources
August 13, 2011 - May 24, 2012 

First Son - third grade, Mater Amabilis Level 1A (which covers second and third grade)
First Daughter - kindergarten, Mater Amabilis Prep level (ages 4-6)
Second Daughter - preschool
Second Son - The Great Distracter

For Everyone

Third Grade

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  1. This is really great. I'm working on a plan for my son. We're schooling all summer but I'm planning for fall. I'm probably combining materials from Catholic Heritage Curriculum with the Mater Amabilis and Ambleside Online reading lists.

  2. Do you recommend getting the teacher's manuals for the Faith and Life series? If I can get an older version cheap, that would be fine regardless of what version the kids' books are, right?

  3. Amy F, I used the teacher's manual for first grade, but not for second and I don't plan to use it for third. I found it extremely useful when I did catechism four days a week; it really helped me flesh out the lessons and prompted a lot of discussions or different books or activities. When I switched to catechism only one day a week, I found the student text sufficient for a reading followed by a narration. Because my children go to PSR on Sunday mornings and attend an Atrium for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, I felt I could go to one day a week without compromising their faith studies.

    I think Ignatius Press provides lots of helpful downloads that would show you exactly how your teacher's manual differs from the student text so you could easily teach with older manuals and new texts.


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