Students use problem-solving and visual representations to interpret data, create tables and graphing, add and subtract like and unlike fractions and mixed numbers, express decimals as fractions and mixed numbers, measure angles, and find area and perimeter.
Composition lessons help students further develop writing and reinforce spelling skills. Students are introduced to ancient mythology to foster literature appreciation. Smiling Hill Farm, a classic, but rare, children’s book reprinted exclusively for Calvert, is the first novel students read on their own. It is supplemented by story anthologies. Students are introduced to a more structured interactive, web-based spelling program.
Life cycles, ecosystems, matter, force, motion, and astronomy, health, and mineralogy are studied.
Students begin a more formal study of social studies, focusing on communities.
Students learn to identify hemispheres, continents, and oceans. They gain an understanding of longitude, latitude and symbols on maps and graphs.
Spreadsheets, graphing, and presentation skills are employed throughout subjects.
Students learn techniques in drawing, perspective, and color.