3rd Grade

Third Grade

Deepening Your Child’s Understanding Across Subject Areas

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:
  • Explore the elements of narrative through the fables, folktales, and myths of diverse cultures.
  • Understand how geography informs how we live by studying different regions and cultures of the U.S.
  • Study our three branches of government and the meaning of citizenship.
  • Apply basic economic concepts in engaging projects.
  • Develop logical reasoning and engineering design skills while investigating the principles of force and motion and the life cycles of plants.
Continuing to build math skills learned in 2nd Grade, your child will work with fractions, two-step word problems, multiplication, and shapes.

Get Everything You Need to Guide Your 3rd Grader’s Learning at Home

Our virtual school program includes everything you need to successfully educate your child at home:
  • Step-by-step lesson plans and manuals to guide you.
  • Engaging, colorful texts, digital resources, and manipulatives from top education publishers.
  • An online learning platform provides 24/7 access to lessons, texts, interactive activities, assessments, progress tracking tools, and more.
  • Free support from state-certified teachers who help with curriculum questions, alternative teaching approaches, and keeping students on-track.
Print Materials for Third Grade Students

Discover What Your Child Will Learn In 3rd Grade

English Language Arts

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.

Social Studies

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.

Art & Picture Study

Budding artists learn drawing skills using lines, light sources, and motion while discussing and analyzing famous works of art.

Physical Education

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.

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