You would think that it would be easy to teach 3rd grade, wouldn’t you?? Well, think again! Or maybe I am just not so bright – no, that’s not true…maybe it’s been just waaayyy too long since I was in 3rd grade myself. Last year, I didn’t purchase the Teacher’s Guide for Reading…I thought, it’s reading…I know how to do that. Plus, the books are pretty expensive, so I didn’t want to fork that out. I then discovered that the workbook covered things I didn’t remember ever hearing of, much less learning. Like, there is a word for words that describe a sound. Go figure. Onomatopoeia. "whoosh" "buzzzzz" "whirrr". I have been incredibly thankful for the internet! So, this year I decided I better bite the bullet and buy the teacher’s manual, since it is obvious that grade school is a bit advanced for me…at the tune of $50+…well, next year I am going to look at the stupid books before I order them…now, since you have to order them, I’m not sure how I’ll pull this off…but – this manual is basically a copy of her reading book so I can read along…??!! Oh, it does have "discussion questions" in it…I already do that!! So I spent all that money so I can ask her "hmm, what do you think about that?" grrrrrr. All I want are the answers to the questions in her workbook! Criminy.