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Grade 3

English Language Arts 3

Summit English Language Arts 3 provides a well-balanced approach to literacy that connects reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and spelling into one integrated program. Dedicated time for keyboarding practice is also included. The course comprises 14 units, including 2 assessment units. Each unit contains workshops that have one major focus (reading, writing, or word study) for instruction and reinforcement of big ideas. In reading workshops, students read independently both classic and contemporary works in a different genres and formats—fiction, poetry, drama, nonfiction, and magazines—before exploring each text through various activities. In writing workshops, students study writing models and then use the writing process to write a variety of compositions. They learn about grammar, usage, and mechanics and apply those skills as they revise and proofread their work. In word study workshops, students grow their vocabulary by learning the meanings of groups of conceptually related words. Students also learn to focus on spelling patterns that are necessary to be fluent, proficient readers, writers, and spellers.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year 
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Math 3

Summit Math 3 is designed to support true depth of knowledge required by today’s standards. With rich content to form conceptual understanding and enough practice to support mastery, including time built-in for individualized independent practice, games, and offline practice, Summit Math 3 includes the tools and technology that students need to succeed in a blended learning environment. Summit Math 3 focuses on reviewing patterns and number sense; discovering addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division strategies; exploring shapes and calculating area; learning about fractions and equivalent fractions; measuring time, length, liquid volume, and mass; and exploring and making data displays.

  • Course Length: 1 year – 180 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library. 

Science 3

Students learn to observe and analyze through hands-on experiments, and gain further insight into how scientists understand our world. They observe and chart the phases of the moon, determine the properties of insulators and conductors, and make a three-dimensional model of a bone. Students will explore topics such as:

  • Weather – air pressure; precipitation; clouds; humidity; fronts; forecasting
  • Vertebrates – features of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals
  • Ecosystems – climate zones; tundra, forests, desert, grasslands, freshwater, and marine ecosystems
  • Matter – phase changes; volume; mass; atoms; physical and chemical changes
  • Human Body – the musculoskeletal system; the skin
  • Energy – forms of energy; transfer of energy; conductors and insulators; renewable and nonrenewable energy resources
  • Light – light as energy; the spectrum; how the eye works
  • Astronomy – phases of the moon; eclipses; the solar system; stars and constellations; the Milky Way

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 72 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Social Studies 3

Third graders explore the world around them through the lens of diverse social studies concepts and topics. Students apply their knowledge of basic map skills to identify the purpose of various maps and interpret how people adapt and change their environment to adjust to different climates and natural resources. Students then investigate the regions of the country, studying their physical and human features, history, and culture. They describe how culture changes and adapts to meet human needs as they explore cultures around the world and in their communities. Students learn about the founding documents and principles of America’s government to see how state, local, tribal, and national governments operate. They learn that citizens have rights, responsibilities, and civic duties. Students investigate the relationship between humans and their environment to learn ways they can make a difference in their communities. They survey various public issues then choose one to research and propose solutions. Students expand their understanding of basic principles of economics and the importance of saving and budgeting for personal financial health.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 108 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Art 3

Following the timeline of the K¹² History program, third grade Art lessons introduce students to the art and architecture of the Renaissance throughout Europe, including Italy, Russia, and Northern Europe. Students will:

  • Extend their knowledge of elements and principles of art, such as form, texture, and symmetrical balance
  • Draw, paint, and sculpt a variety of works, including self-portraits, landscapes, and still life paintings
  • Investigate artworks from Asia, Africa, and the Americas
  • Create artworks inspired by works they learn about, using many materials and techniques—after studying da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, students use shading in their own drawings, and they make prints showing the features and symmetry of the Taj Mahal

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 72 Lessons – 45 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Spotlight on Music, 3-5

Get ready to travel the world through music as students explore and build foundational music skills with Spotlight on Music. This hands-on music course offers a variety of learning activities that include singing, dancing, virtual instruments, listening maps, authentic sound recordings with famous past and present artists, a player that allows students to customize key signatures, tempo, and lyrical highlighting, and playing the recorder. Six units in the course are organized into three sections: Spotlight on Concepts, Spotlight on Music Reading, and Spotlight on Celebrations. Students learn about these musical elements: duration, pitch, design, tone color, expressive qualities and cultural context, while exploring music from all over the world. Students also learn to read music and explore beat, meter, rhythm, melody, harmony, tonality, texture, form, tone color, dynamics, tempo, articulation, style, and music background. Students apply the music skills they are learning while performing seasonal and celebratory songs.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year 
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Physical Education 3

Students explore a multitude of fitness activities through online reading, animations demonstrating fitness skills, and hands-on practice. Lessons emphasize proper form and execution of skills, rules of games, good sportsmanship, and an understanding of all that goes into the term “physical fitness.” Students exercise daily with workouts tailored to coordinate with the topics they are reading and learning about in the online component of the course. Workouts include creative and fun warmups, focus activities, and cooldowns, which students log and submit to their teacher. Students solidify the learning process by explaining what they have learned in writing. Topics include:

  • Components of Fitness – muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, balance, cardiovascular health
  • Fitness and Health – nutrition, heart rate, stress management
  • Safety – equipment, weather safety, proper warmups, rules of the road
  • Team Sports – basketball, football, soccer, kickball, and volleyball
  • Individual Activities – yoga, gymnastics
  • Rhythm – understanding rhythm, dance moves, choreography
  • Character – good sportsmanship, perseverance, inclusive activities

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year 
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Required Materials: Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.