Meteorologist. Map-maker. Storyteller. Citizen. Calvert’s accredited 3rd Grade homeschool curriculum invites your child to “live the lessons” while exploring the world through Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts, and Math.
With Calvert’s detailed Lesson Manuals as your guide, you will help your child:
For students who struggle with reading, we also offer our specialized Verticy ELA course.
Continuing to build math skills learned in 2nd Grade, your child will work with fractions, two-step word problems, multiplication, and shapes.
Designed to help parents meet common state homeschooling requirements, each year-long course consists of 18-25 lessons and 160-180 days of instruction.
Our complete homeschool curriculum includes everything you need to successfully educate your child at home:
To help you meet your state’s homeschooling reporting requirements, our Lesson Manuals detail how each unit and lesson aligns with common national and state standards. Our Calvert Teaching Navigator enables you to track attendance and progress.
The complete 3rd Grade curriculum is available in our traditional combined print/online format (Traditional) or in our new, more affordable digital-only format (Digital). With our Traditional format, you’ll receive printed textbooks, workbooks, and kits as well as access to digital activities and materials. With our Digital format, you’ll receive the same quality texts and materials via e-textbooks and digital downloads.
Students read cross-curricular texts to increase subject knowledge and practice complex phonics concepts. They write daily and compose an advertisement about an extreme place to live.
Lessons employ active digital resources such as a digital place-value chart, used with base-ten blocks to model addition and subtraction, and a digital beam balance to practice mental math and estimation. Students learn about angles and lines, polygons, and area and perimeter by designing a wildlife sanctuary.
Virtual labs provide an opportunity for students to practice gathering evidence and defending their claims. The Grade 3 curriculum weaves S.T.E.M. skills into lessons to spark a child’s curiosity about these fields. Students learn about plant and animal reproduction, inheritance, and life cycles by devising a plan to save the bee population.
This year, students develop ideas for helping their communities and starting their own business. Project-based learning helps students grasp the concepts of economics. Students learn about civics by developing and implementing a community service project.
Budding artists learn drawing skills using lines, light sources, and motion while discussing and analyzing famous works of art.
Children learn about warm-up and cool down, water safety, goal setting, nutrition, muscle strength and flexibility and are required to participate in regular physical activity.
I was very anxious about homeschooling my child for the first time. After I called and spoke with a Calvert Education Counselor, I felt SO much better! The counselors have given me a lot of advice and support over the years and I’m very grateful for their help.— Janelle M., Calvert Mom