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Summer Learning 2019

As a way to keep students involved in a successful reading program, a summer reading list has been compiled for each grade level. Below are links to specific summer reading information for our incoming grades for September 2019.

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade Suggested Reading Titles

 

The following list of books will help you select reading material that has been highly rated by reviewers, librarians, and children.  Hopefully, they will provide alternatives for reading pleasure.

Selections from the Best of the Best - PA School Librarians Association

Author  - Title -  Grade Level

Barnett, Mac -  How this Book Was Made: Based  on a True Story - K-4

Beck, H.W.  - Glow: Animals with their Own Nigh-Lights -  1-3

Brown, Lisa  - The Airport Book - K-3

Carbon, Elisa - Diana’s White House Garden -1-3

Chabbert, Ingrid & Guridi - The Day I Became a Bird - 1+

Drummond, Alan - Green City - K-3

Macy, Sue - Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter, Mary Garber -  1-4

Pak, Kenard - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn  - K-3

Rex, Adam  - School’s First Day of School -K-3

Schwartz, Corey Rosen and  Rebecca J. Gomez - Hansel and Gretel: Ninja Chicks - K-3

Seeger, Laura Vaccaro - I Used to Be Afraid  - PreK-1

Verde, Susan and Peter H. Reynolds - The Water Princess - K-3

Wenzel, Brendan - They All Saw a Cat - K-3

Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards Program

Kindergarten to Grade 3

  Corey, Shana The Secret Subway

  Fogliano, Julie When Green Becomes Tomatoes

  Green,  John Patrick Hippopotamister

  Haynes, Richard Slingshot and Burp

  Higgins, Ryan T. Mother Bruce

  Kennedy, Anne Vittur Ragweed’s Farm Dog Handbook

  Kleber, Dori More-igami

  Macy, Sue Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story Of Sportswriter Mary Garber

  McCloskey, Kevin We Dig Worms!

  Miller, Pat The Hole Story of a Doughnut

  O’Neal, Shaquille Little Shaq

  Rockliff, Maria Anything but Ordinary Addie:  The True Story of Adelaide Hermann, Queen of Magic

  Schnell, Lisa Kahn High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs

  Torrey, Richard My Dog, Bob

  Urban, Linda Weekends with Max and His Dad

Caldecott Medal Winners


Author Title

Steptoe, Javaka  - Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Mattick, Lindsay - Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear

Santat, Dan - The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

Floca, Brian - Locomotive

Klassen, Jon - This Is Not My Hat

Raschka, Chris - A Ball for Daisy

Stead, Philip C. - A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Pinkney, Jerry - The Lion & the Mouse

Swanson, Susan Marie - The House in the Night

Wiesner, David - Flotsam

Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award Winners for K-3

Author Title

Dutcher, Jim & Jamie Dutcher - A Friend for Lakota: The Incredible True Story of a Wolf  Who Braved Bullying

Bloom, C.P. - The Monkey Goes Bananas

Rubin, Adam - Dragons Love Tacos

Reynolds, Aaron - Creepy Carrots

Scillian, Devin  - Memoirs of a Goldfish

Barton, Chris - Shark vs Train

Watt, Melanie - Chester

Watt, Melanie - Scaredy Squirrel

Levine, Ellen - Henry’s Freedom Box

Stevens, Janet & Susan Stevens Crummel - The Great Fuzz Frenzy

Gottfried, Maya - Good Dog

McCarthy, Meghan - Aliens Are Coming

Schachner, Judy - Skippyjon Jones

Buehner, Caralyn - Super Dog: the Heart of a Hero

Suggested Titles for Students Entering Grade 1

Chapter Books/Series:

Adler, David Young Cam Jansen series

Arnold, Ted Hi! Fly Guy series

Bottner, Barbara Pish and Posh

Brown, Marc Arthur Chapter Books

Byars, Betsy Brother Ant books & The Golly Sisters

Delacre, Lulu Raffi and Rosi

DiCamillo, Kate Mercy Watson series

Minarik, Else Holmelund Little Bear Books

Moore, Shelley Good Night, Good Knight series

Osborne, Mary Pope Magic Tree House series

Parish, Peggy Amelia Bedelia series

Park, Barara Junie B. Jones series

Rylant, Cynthia Henry and Mudge series

Sachar, Louis Marvin Redpost series

First Grade

In order to maintain the skills that the children have acquired during the school year, as well as prepare them for first grade, we would like your child to complete these activities during the summer months.

It is very important for our future first graders to read regularly during the summertime.  This should include your child reading aloud to you, reading alone, and you reading to your child.  If you are looking for suggestions, see the K-3 suggested reading tab.

Continuing to write over the summer months is also very important.  Summer writing ideas are journal writing, postcard and letter writing, a card for a friend or family member, or any other writing your child is inspired to do!  We would like each child to share one of their summer writing activities with us in September.  

A math skills packet to be completed and returned in September and the high-frequency words learned in kindergarten list for summer review were sent home at the conclusion of school.    

Second Grade

We are so excited to meet our new Second Graders and we have many wonderful activities planned for the school year!

Throughout second grade, we encourage our students to read like writers and write like readers. Consistent reading throughout the summer will lead to success as a reader and writer in second grade. For this reason, we ask that the children set a goal to read one book each week throughout the summer. We have provided a reading log to complete.

In an effort to promote literacy development and the cohesion between reading and writing, your child will read “Everybody Bakes Bread” by Norah Dooley and create a Circle Book. Directions are included with the packet.

Your child’s teacher will be collecting these summer assignments on  Book Day.

 
Summer Reading Enrichment

Click here to review or print the 2nd Grade Reading Packet.

Summer Math Enrichment

Research shows students easily lose a couple of months’ worth of math skills during the long summer break. This year, we have decided to use the IXL Math Program. IXL will reduce the usual summer math learning loss by providing a small daily dose of math practice in order to retain math skills learned during the school year.

This summer program will help:

  • Retain math skills learned during the school year

  • Strengthen children’s problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Enrich children’s interest in math

  • Boost children’s confidence in math

We ask that this summer, your child spend at least 10 total hours on the math skills. This skills practice need not be completed in any certain order, but we do suggest practice in all areas provided.  While it is best to revisit all skills, if your child is easily mastering a skill, we have offered the option for him/her to practice Second Grade skills. Please take a look at the IXL MATH PROGRESS TRACKER for First Grade Skills and behind it you will find the Second Grade Skills Tracker.  

As your child completes a skill, please have them color in the corresponding box on the Progress Tracker.  These sheets will be collected the first week of school.

We hope that you have a wonderful and safe summer!  And we look forward to seeing you in September!

Third Grade

Summer is a perfect time for children to practice their reading skills.  In fact, recreational reading is one of the best ways for children to maintain and enhance their reading skills over the summer months.  We recommend that your child read short stories and/or chapter books throughout the summer.

Your child is required to read Freckle Juice by Judy Blume and complete both the comprehension packet and the “I Like My. . .” reflection sheet distributed during the last week of school.  It is appropriate for you to read the book with your child.  However, if you choose to help your child read the selection or if you choose to read it with him/her, we simply ask that your child be permitted to formulate his/her own opinions of the story and answer the questions independently.  Please be aware that your child will be assessed on Freckle Juice comprehension questions during the first full week of school.  

During the 3rd grade year, we will be building upon the basic addition and subtraction facts, so we encourage you to work with your child over the summer on recalling these basic facts.  Flash cards can be helpful in increasing speed and accuracy. In addition, we are asking the children to log onto IXL during the summer months for a total of 12 to 15 hours, completing the attached IXL reference sheet, including a parent signature.  Please keep in mind that the children should be working on a variety of skills that are on or above grade level.  

Both the summer reading assignment and the IXL reference sheet should be completed and handed in during Book Day on Wednesday, September 4.

Fourth Grade

We hope your child is excited to begin fourth grade. Summer work and fourth grade supplies are due by Monday, September 9, 2019.  Guided Comprehension Packet: Your child should complete this while reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume. Please refer to the instructions on the front cover. Math Enrichment: A math copybook was provided in the packet sent home at the close of school. Please refer to the instructions.  We wish you and your child a fun and relaxing summer. See you on September 4th for Book Day!

Reading Summer Enrichment

Required Reading: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume. Students must complete this worksheet.

MATH SUMMER ENRICHMENT

Dear Parents,

This year’s summer math enrichment will utilize the IXL Math program. Your child’s user-name and password will be the same as they have used all year. We have broken the work down as follows based on 8 weeks of summer.

  • 1 hour each week for a total of 8 hours = 480 minutes

  • 480 minutes divided by 35 skills = about 15 minutes on each skill.

Students will not have to achieve a particular score for each skill.  We just ask that you spend at least 15 minutes on each of the 35 skills listed.  We feel that the skills listed are a good cross-section of skills learned and will be great practice for your child. Time spent will help lead to an easier transition into your child’s math class in September.  A copybook was sent home with this list of skills so that your son/daughter can show work for a particular skill when needed. They should state which skill the work applies in the copybook. The worksheet and copybook will be collected the first week of school and students will be able to earn a quiz score of 100 for completion.  Please date each skill in the space provided as it is completed.

We hope you have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you in September!

SKILL

DESCRIPTION

DATE COMPLETED

A.9

Compare Numbers

 

A.11

Order Numbers

 

B.3

Place Value

 

B.4

Value of a Digit

 

C.1

Addition

 

C.3

Addition Word Problems

 

D.1

Subtraction

 

D.3

Subtraction Word Problems

 

E.4

Relate Addition and Multiplication

 

F.1 - F.13

Multiplication Facts

 

G.15

Mixed Multiplication Facts

 

H.3

Multiplication with Zeros

 

H.6

Multiplication Word Problems

 

I.3

Relate Multiplication and Division

 

J.1 -J.12

Division Facts

 

K.13

Mixed Division Facts

 

L.2

Division with Zeros

 

L.5

Division Word Problems

 

M.9

Mixed Operations Word Problems

 

M.12

Multi-step Word Problems

 

N.3

Properties of Addition

 

N.5

Properties of Multiplication

 

N.6

Distributive Property

 

P.16

Estimation Word Problems

 

R.5

Patterns

 

S.1

Money

 

T.3

Time

 

U.5

Bar Graphs

 

U.11

Pictographs

 

M.8

Fractions

 

X.5

Equivalent Fractions

 

Y.6

Compare Fractions

 

Y.11

Order Fractions

 

DD.8

Quadrilaterals

 

FF.5

Perimeter

 

FF.13

Area

 



 

Fifth Grade

READING SUMMER ENRICHMENT

During the summer, you will be reading Loser by Jerry Spinelli.

Please follow the instructions given below.

Two assignments (CHARACTERS and PLOT EVENTS) must be “Turned In” to Google Classroom

by Thursday, September 5, 2019. Use the following code to join the “4th to 5th Grade Summer Reading 2019”

Google Classroom: ccn31h

CHARACTERS:

As you meet new characters in the story, add their names to the list of characters.

(The first character has been added for you.)  Complete descriptions for each character.

You should add to your descriptions as you progress through the book.

✶“Turn In” to Google Classroom by 9/5/19.

PLOT EVENTS:

After reading each chapter, write plot events that explain what happens in the

chapter.  Please write in complete sentences.

✶“Turn In” to Google Classroom by 9/5/19.

VOCABULARY:

A list of vocabulary words, along with their parts of speech and meanings, has been

provided to you.  You may use this list as a reference as you read.

MATH SUMMER ENRICHMENT

This year’s summer math enrichment will utilize the IXL program.  Your child’s user-name and password will be provided upon receipt of registration and deposit.  We have broken the work down as follows based on 8 weeks of summer.

  • 1 hour each week for a total of 8 hours = 480 minutes

  • 480 minutes divided by 35 skills = about 15 minutes on each skill.

Students will not have to achieve a particular score for each skill.  We just ask that you spend at least 15 minutes on each of the 35 skills listed.  We feel that the skills listed are a good cross-section of skills learned and will be great practice for your child. Time spent will help lead to an easier transition into your child’s math class in September.  We have sent a copybook home with this list of skills so that your son/daughter can show work for a particular skill when needed. They should state which skill the work applies in the copybook. The sheet and copybook will be collected the first week of school and students will be able to earn a quiz score of 100 for completion.  Please date each skill in the space provided as it is completed.

We hope you have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you in September!

SKILL

DESCRIPTION

DATE COMPLETED

A.18

Prime & Composite

 

A.20

Rounding

 

D.16

Multiplication

 

D.33

Multiplication

 

E.10

Division

 

E.16

Division

 

E.23

Division

 

F.1

Mixed Operations

 

F.3

Mixed Operations

 

M.6

Money: Making Change

 

N.16

Metric Units

 

O.7

Time

 

P.1

Fractions Review

 

P.4

Mixed Number Review

 

P.22

Ordering Fractions

 

P.24

Converting Fractions

 

Q.2

Decompose Fractions

 

Q.5

Adding Fractions

 

Q.7

Subtracting Fractions

 

Q.11

Fractions: Word Problems

 

Q.14

Mixed Numbers

 

T.1

Decimals

 

T.3

Understand Decimals

 

T.4

Place Value in Decimals

 

T.5

Equivalent Decimals

 

T.8

Equivalent Fractions & Decimals

 

T.9

Converting to decimals

 

T.11

Converting to fractions

 

T.18

Comparing decimals & fractions

 

W.4

Lines, segments & rays

 

W.5

Parallel, perpendicular, intersecting

 

X.1

Acute, Obtuse, Right triangles

 

X.9

Classify Quadrilaterals

 

Y.1

Identify Symmetry

 

Z.1

Angles

 

 

 

Sixth Grade

READING SUMMER ENRICHMENT

6th Grade ELA    Assignment due first ELA class

Summer Reading - Book Review

For this project, you will:

  • These will be turned in with the final draft of your book review on the first day of class.  They are to be used to organize the different aspects of your writing.

For this project, you must include:

  • Your name

  • An original title (See slideshow for examples)

  • Discussion of 2-3 literary elements (Examples: characters, plot, setting, theme, etc.  See slideshow for guidelines)

  • Examples and evidence from book to support your ideas

  • 200-500 words (Depending on length of book.  See slideshow)

For this project, be sure to:

  • Type your review with appropriate paragraphing

  • Use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization

  • PROOFREAD!

Summer Math Enrichment (on Grade Level)

This year’s summer math enrichment will utilize the IXL Math program (worksheet - click here). Your child’s user-name and password will be the same as they have used all year. We have broken the work down as follows based on 8 weeks of summer.

  • 1 hour each week for a total of 8 hours = 480 minutes

  • 480 minutes divided by 35 skills = about 15 minutes on each skill.

Students will not have to achieve a particular score for each skill.  We just ask that you spend at least 15 minutes on each of the 35 skills listed.  We feel that the skills listed are a good cross-section of skills learned and will be great practice for your child. Time spent will help lead to an easier transition into your child’s math class in September.  We have sent a copybook home with this list of skills so that your son/daughter can show work for a particular skill when needed. They should state which skill the work applies in the copybook. The sheet and copybook will be collected the first week of school and students will be able to earn a quiz score of 100 for completion.  Please date each skill in the space provided as it is completed.

We hope you have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you in September!

SKILL

DESCRIPTION

DATE COMPLETED

A.2

            Place Value

 

A.3

Compare Numbers

 

A.8

Rounding

 

B.1

Addition and Subtraction

 

B.2

Word problems

 

B.8

Estimation

 

C.1

Multiplication by One Digit

 

C.2

Word Problems

 

C.4

Multiplication with Zeros

 

C.14

Multiplication by Two Digits

 

D.1

Division Facts

 

D.3

One Digit Divisors

 

D.11

 Two Digit Divisors

 

D.12

Word Problems

 

F.4

 Divisibility Rules

 

G.4

Place Value with Decimals

 

G.6

Equivalent Decimals

 

G.7

Round Decimals

 

G.10

Compare Decimals

 

H.3

Add and Subtract Decimals

 

H.4

Word problems

 

I.3

Multiply Decimals

 

I.8

Multiply Two Decimals

 

K.4

 Equivalent Fractions

 

K.5

Simplest Form

 

K.6

Mixed Numbers and Improper fractions

 

K.7

Least Common Denominators

 

L.9

Add Fractions

 

          L.10

 Subtract Fractions

 

          L.11

Word problems

 

         M.15

 Multiply Fractions

 

         M.16

Word Problems

 

          N.1

Divide Fractions by Whole Numbers

 

N.3

Divide Whole Numbers by Fractions

 

W.2

Line Graphs

 

Z.6

Customary Units

 

Z.16

Metric Units

 

 

Summer Math  Enrichment (Honors)

This year’s summer math enrichment will utilize the IXL Math program -6th Grade. Your child’s user-name and password will be the same as they have used all year. We have broken the work down as follows based on 8 weeks of summer.

  • 1 hour each week for a total of 8 hours = 480 minutes

  • 480 minutes divided by 35 skills = about 15 minutes on each skill.

Students will not have to achieve a particular score for each skill.  We just ask that you spend at least 15 minutes on each of the 35 skills listed.  We feel that the skills listed are a good cross-section of skills learned and will be great practice for your child. Time spent will help lead to an easier transition into your child’s math class in September.  We have sent a copybook home with this list of skills so that your son/daughter can show work for a particular skill when needed. They should state which skill the work applies in the copybook. The sheet and copybook will be collected the first week of school and students will be able to earn a quiz score of 100 for completion.  Please date each skill in the space provided as it is completed.

We hope you have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you in September!

SKILL

DESCRIPTION

DATE COMPLETED

A.6

Whole number word problems

 

B.4

Multiply with zeros

 

B.7

Word problems

 

B.8

Estimating products

 

C.4

Estimating quotients

 

C.5

Divide whole numbers

 

D.1

Exponents

 

D.2

Evaluate exponents

 

E.3

Prime and composite

 

E.5

Prime factorization

 

E.9

GCF and LCM

 

G.2

Decimal word problems

 

G.3

Estimate decimals

 

H.7

Division with decimals

 

I.2

Fraction word problems

 

I.8

Compare fractions

 

I.10

Convert decimals and fractions

 

J.4

Adding fractions

 

K.11

Multiply fractions

 

L.5

Divide fractions

 

L.8

Word problems

 

M.5

 Integers

 

S.1

Fractions, decimals, percents

 

V.1

Better Buy

 

Y.4

Evaluate variable expressions

 

CC.1

Identify polygons

 

CC.7

Graph triangles

 

CC.11

Lines, line segments, rays

 

FF.21

Compound figures

 

GG.8

Bar graphs

 

GG.15

Line graphs

 

GG.18

Stem and leaf

 

 

Seventh Grade

Summer Reading Enrichment

Welcome to 7th Grade!

Our goals for the incoming 7th Grade ELA program include the following:

  1. Foster a love for reading.

  2. Inspire a talent for writing.

Please join the Summer Reading Google Classroom using this code:  1pobdkr.

When you come to school in September, please bring a new copybook to class.  The copybook will be used for grammar exercises (homework) and for journaling.  

Your summer reading assignment is to read about 500 pages from quality novels.  We know from experience that every student has different interests.  Therefore, we are asking you to choose one of the following options:

  1. Read two of the books on the attached document (scroll down).

  2. Read two of the following four books:  Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix, Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead, and All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn, Hero by Mike Lupica, The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsal, or Nightmares! by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller.

  3. Read another appropriate middle school level book or books that amounts to about 500 pages of enjoyable reading.  If you choose this option, you must have your book approved by Mr. O’Connor, Mrs. Crotty, or Ms. Meehan before June 1st.  This ensures that you agree to read a quality book or books.  If you change your mind about your book after June 1st, you will have to read one of the other books listed above.  (We will not be approving new books over the summer.)

For your convenience, sites like goodreads can be helpful:  https://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/middle-school

We want you to enjoy your summer reading experience.  When you return to school in September, you will be expected to show your mastery of your reading.  This means that your new reading teacher will assess you with a quiz, test, five paragraph essay, or project.  You must know your book (or books) very well in order to perform well on these assessments. We recommend that you use an index card to take a few bullet-style notes at the end of each chapter.  This will help you to remember what happened. (These notes are optional, and they will not be collected.)

Harvard University Research:  https://scholar.harvard.edu/files/jameskim/files/prof_pub-jhu-research_brief_03_-_kim_v04.pdf

THE FOLLOWING ARE BOOKS THAT HAVE BEEN RECOMMENDED BY OTHER STUDENTS:

What independent reading book did you read this year that you liked?  What was it all about? Also, what kind of kid would be interested in this book?  (You can describe more than one book. Just stay in your cell.)

 

YOUR NAME

BOOK NAME

What was it all about?  Also, what kind of kid would be interested in this book?

Dan

Capture the Flag

This book is about three kids who have been snowed in at an airport who are all connected through a secret society their parents are a part of. During the book the flag has been stolen and the kids are on a mission to find the thief.

Sebastian

Six of Crows

The book six of crows is about 6 outlaws who must break out a scientist out of the most secure prison in the world. They must endure in rough terrains while the team  tries not to kill each other.

Danielle

Mr. Terupt Falls Again by Rob Buyea

This book is about a teacher named Mr. Terupt and his class. Every student has their own opinions in the book and you can see how their personalities differ. It is also about how the students grow and change throughout the year, with the help of Mr. Terupt. Kids who like funny and relatable books would like this.

Aidan

Mossflower

By Brian Jacques

Mossflower is about woodland creatures who have to save mossflower from a kingdom called Kotir. The woodlanders meat a warrior called martin who agrees to help them save their home by going on a long quest to find boar the fighter to save mossflower.

Mea

Seventh Most Important Thing

By: Shelley Pearsall

This book is about a kid who throws a book at the junk man named james hampton. He gets sentenced to working for mr hampton and soon finds out he is collecting garbage and making “the third throne of heaven”

Grosso

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

It is all about a girl named Lyra. She really wants to go on a trip North. She thinks her parents are dead but she soon finds out they aren’t and they weren’t who she thought they were. She is saved from death after running away from Mrs.Coulter and brought to a Gyptian family, were she is kept safe. She is soon going to sneak on a boat going north with deamon. She doesn’t truly know how important she is, and she can’t be put in danger. Kids who enjoy an adventure story with a mystery and a lot of action would love to read this book.

Eyan

Treasure Hunters (The whole series) By: James Patterson

Treasure Hunters is all about a family called the Kidd family who are world traveling treasure hunters. The go on all types of quests for paintings, treasure quests, and all sorts of things. Every time they find new clues, they face a new challenge that is even harder than the one before. The family also meaets old friends and workers along their journeys. This book is for people who like a quests for treasure and action.

     

Gillian

Can’t Look Away by Donna Cooner

This book is about a girl whose sister died and they move to a whole different state. She is a youtube star and has lots of fans saying it is he fault her sister dies. She is making new friends and finding where she fits in at her new school.

Grace

Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

Chomp is about a boy and his dad named Wahoo and Mickey who have a zoo in there backyard and are struggling to keep their house so Wahoo’s mom goes to China for the summer to make a little bit more money. Then, a reality tv show called Expedition Survival is in need of some exotic animals and are offering to pay alot of money, so Wahoo and his father, Mickey, work to help save there house by not losing their cool on the star of the show Derek.

Kayla

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s library by Chris Grabenstein

Thi book is about a young boy named Kyle and some of his classmates that won an essay contest at their school and got to get a first look the new Alexandriaville Library. They all had a fun time in the library overnight, but when they woke up the next morning, they realized that they were locked in with a limited amount of time to escape. Through many exciting activities, Will one person or team come out victorious?

Piroso

The Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange

The book is about a girl named Henry whose family just moved into a new home. Her mother is deathly sick and is being treated by a mysterious and creepy doctor. The story is about Henry trying to help her mom while dealing with her own mystery in Nightingale Wood. The type of kid who may enjoy it is somebody who likes thriller stories with a spin of a conflict.

Emily

Because of Mr. Terrupt

By: Rob Buyea

Because of Mr. Terrupt is about this new teacher who has a bunch of different kids, and can handle them pretty well. In the class, they do all kinds of fun projects, that the students find new friends. All of a sudden, one snow day turned into, the teacher ending up in the hospital, from a snowball fight. After that, everything changes, and all of the kids change too.

Ethan

Wonder

Wonder is a good book about a kid named Auggie. Auggie has had a facial deformation since he was born. During the book, Auggie was sent to a local private school called Beecher Prep. This book tells about how Auggie matures and gets passed everyone who stares, or makes negative comments about him. In this book, Auggie finds himself and realizes he’s a true wonder.

 

Summer Math Enrichment (On Grade Level)

This year’s summer math enrichment will utilize the IXL Math program. Your child’s user-name and password will be provided upon receipt of registration and deposit. We have broken the work down as follows based on 8 weeks of summer.

  • 1 hour each week for a total of 8 hours = 480 minutes

  • 480 minutes divided by 35 skills = about 15 minutes on each skill.

Students will not have to achieve a particular score for each skill.  We just ask that you spend at least 15 minutes on each of the 35 skills listed.  We feel that the skills listed are a good cross-section of skills learned and will be great practice for your child. Time spent will help lead to an easier transition into your child’s math class in September.  We have sent a copybook home with this list of skills so that your son/daughter can show work for a particular skill when needed. They should state which skill the work applies in the copybook. The sheet and copybook will be collected the first week of school and students will be able to earn a quiz score of 100 for completion.  Please date each skill in the space provided as it is completed.

We hope you have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you in September!

SKILL

DESCRIPTION

DATE COMPLETED

A.6

Whole number word problems

 

B.4

Multiply with zeros

 

B.7

Word problems

 

B.8

Estimating products

 

C.4

Estimating quotients

 

C.5

Divide whole numbers

 

D.1

Exponents

 

D.2

Evaluate exponents

 

E.3

Prime and composite

 

E.5

Prime factorization

 

E.9

GCF and LCM

 

G.2

Decimal word problems

 

G.3

Estimate decimals

 

H.7

Division with decimals

 

I.2

Fraction word problems

 

I.8

Compare fractions

 

I.10

Convert decimals and fractions

 

J.4

Adding fractions

 

K.11

Multiply fractions

 

L.5

Divide fractions

 

L.8

Word problems

 

M.5

 Integers

 

S.1

Fractions, decimals, percents

 

V.1

Better Buy

 

Y.4

Evaluate variable expressions

 

CC.1

Identify polygons

 

CC.7

Graph triangles

 

CC.11

Lines, line segments, rays

 

FF.15

Surface Area

 

FF.21

Compound figures

 

GG.8

Bar graphs

 

GG.11

Interpret Histograms

 

GG.15

Line graphs

 

GG.18

Stem and leaf

 

Summer Math Enrichment (Honors)

This year we have decided to use the IXL program in place of the workbook for the summer math assignment.  Your child’s user-name and password will be the same as they have used all year. We have broken the work down as follows based on 8 weeks of summer.

    1 hour each week for a total of 8 hours = 480 minutes

              480 minutes divided by 35 skills = about 15 minutes on each skill.

Students will not have to achieve a particular score for each skill.  We just ask that you spend at least 15 minutes on each of the 35 skills listed.  We feel that the skills listed are a good cross-section of skills learned and will be great practice for your child. Time spent will help lead to an easier transition into your child’s math class in September.  We have sent a copybook home with this list of skills so that your son/daughter can show work for a particular skill when needed. They should state which skill the work applies in the copybook. The sheet and copybook will be collected the first week of school and students will be able to earn a quiz score of 100 for completion.  Please date each skill in the space provided as it is completed.

We hope you have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you in September!

SKILL

DESCRIPTION

DATE COMPLETED

C.3

  Add and Subtract Integers

 

C.5

Integer Word  Problems

 

C.7

Multiply and Divide Integers

 

C.8

Evaluate Expressions

 

E.2

Add and Subtract Rational Numbers

 

E.3

        Word Problems

 

E.5

  Multiply and Divide Rational       Numbers

 

E.6

Word Problems

 

H.5

Unit Rates

 

H.7

Solve proportions

 

H.12

Scale Drawings

 

J.1

Percent Conversions

 

J.7

Percent of a Number Word Problems

 

J.10

Percent of Change

 

J.11

Word Problems

 

K.5

Tax and Discount

 

K.7

Sale Price and Original Price

 

K.8

Multistep Word problems

 

K.10

Simple Interest

 

O.8

Exterior Angles of Polygons

 

O.9

Interior Angles of Polygons

 

O.10

Angle Pairs

 

O.11

Measures of Angle Pairs

 

O.12

Transversal of Parallel Lines

 

R.4

Pythagorean Theorem

 

W.8

Multistep Equations

 

W.9

Like Terms

 

W.10

Variables on Both Sides

 

W.13

       Word Problems

 

X.6

2 Step Inequalities

 

 X.7

      Graph Inequalities

 

CC. 5

Line Graphs

 

CC.6

Line Plots

 

CC.9

Stem and Leaf Plots

 

CC.11

Histograms

 

DD.3

Measures of Central Tendency

 

 

Eighth Grade

Summer Reading Enrichment

Welcome to 8th Grade!

Our goals for the incoming 8th Grade ELA program include the following:

  1. Foster a love for reading.

  2. Inspire a talent for writing.

Please join the Summer Reading Google Classroom using this code:  nw7puw

When you come to school in September, please bring a new copybook to class.  The copybook will be used for grammar exercises (homework) and for journaling.  

Your summer reading assignment is to read about 500 pages from quality novels.  We know from experience that every student has different interests.  Therefore, we are asking you to choose one of the following options:

  1. Read Lockwood and Co.:  The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Shroud OR House of Secrets by Chris Columbus.

  2. Read two of the following books.  (Scroll down to the bottom.)

  3. Read another appropriate middle school level book or books that amounts to about 500 pages of enjoyable reading.  If you choose this option, you must have your book approved by Mr. O’Connor, Mrs. Crotty, or Ms. Meehan before June 1st.  This ensures that you agree to read a quality book or books.  If you change your mind about your book after June 1st, you will have to read one of the other books listed above.  (We will not be approving new books over the summer.)

For your convenience, sites like goodreads can be helpful:  https://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/middle-school

We want you to enjoy your summer reading experience.  When you return to school in September, you will be expected to show your mastery of your reading.  This means that your new reading teacher will assess you with a quiz, test, five paragraph essay, or project.  You must know your book (or books) very well in order to perform well on these assessments. We recommend that you use an index card to take a few bullet-style notes at the end of each chapter.  This will help you to remember what happened. (These notes are optional, and they will not be collected.)

Harvard University Research:  https://scholar.harvard.edu/files/jameskim/files/prof_pub-jhu-research_brief_03_-_kim_v04.pdf

THE FOLLOWING ARE BOOKS THAT HAVE BEEN RECOMMENDED BY OTHER STUDENTS:

What independent reading book did you read this year that you liked?  What was it all about? Also, what kind of kid would be interested in this book?  (You can describe more than one book. Just stay in your cell.)

YOUR NAME

BOOK NAME

What was it all about?  Also, what kind of kid would be interested in this book?

     

Gavin

Legend/Prodigy/

Champion -

Marie Lu

The Legend Series, by bestselling author Marie Lu, Is an amazing book (My favorite of all time).

When you turn ten in the Republic Of America, you have to take an IQ test. When Day takes it, he scores a perfect score, which is 1500. But, because he lives in the slum sector, he he outcasted and turned down to be killed. He escapes, and his fingerprints are erased from the system. He turns Terrorist/Vigilante against the republic. When June Scores a perfect 1500, she turns the republics prized possession. When her brother is Mysteriously killed after Day’s raid on a hospital, she hunts him down and accidentally kills his mother. They both find out secrets about the government they weren't supposed to find, and go on the run with the terrorist group, Patriots.

Owen

Believe It: Nick Foles

This book is very good because most people think that Nick Foles just became a Super Bowl MVP overnight, but this book explains all of the hardships he faces and that it’s not that easy. I would recommend this for a kid who likes sports.

Shane

All the Percy Jackson books

It is about a kid who is the son of a Greek god who goes to a summer camp with other people like him.  He has many adventures with his friends, who are all related to mythology as well, trying to prevent the world from ending as we know it, or trying to save his camp or friends.  There are many books that continue the story, and new characters are introduced along the way. People who like science-fiction or mythology will really like these books.

     

KJ

The Unwanteds (Series)

In Quill, 13 year olds are sorted into different categories. The intelligent ones, the Wanteds, are sent to University. The Unwanteds are sent to be killed. Twins Alex and Aaron Stowe are separated when Aaron is deemed a Wanted, while Alex is sent to be killed, like the other Unwanteds. His death is prevented by Mr. Today, where he is introduced to a world full of magic.

Annabel

Tell Me Three Things

This book is about a girl who moves to Los Angeles with her new stepmom, stepbrother and dad when she gets an email from an anonymous person about the best ways to survive in school. At the end of the book, they meet for the first time.

     

Sydney

It’s Not Me; It’s You

It’s about a girl whose boyfriend breaks up with her before prom, so she goes looking for all of her old boyfriends and her relationships with them to figure out why they always ended up in a break up.

Jack

Miles Morales

This book is very good because it tells you what it's like to be a teenager when also trying to handle being spiderman. Miles has trouble in class and needs to keep his school work in good shape while trying to save his city.

     

Porreca

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

My book was a funny story about a girl with no arms that moves to new mexico and needs to make new friends.

Reckner

Boy 21

This book is about a boy and his girlfriend who are very good at basketball but their life change quick. Their coach had a best friend with name of Russell Allen he also is a very good basketball player, but sadly his parents were murdered in a carjacking. They become friends but things go downhill from their.

Will






 

Tornetta












 

Reiley





 

Lockwood and Co. books.





 

Paper Towns












 

Small as an Elephant

These books are about a group of teenagers who start a business finding ghosts in a ghost filled London and have to compete with bigger agencies who also contain ghosts. If you like adventure stories these stories would be good for you.

 

A boy named quentin who grew up next a girl margo for his whole life. She is a mystery to everyone and ends up going on an adventure with Q. After their adventure Q wants to know more and more about margo, Just before prom Margo goes missing and Q discovers all the clues Margo “left”. He is determined to find her so him and his friends take a road trip to New York to find her. This book is very good and very interesting and I recommend it to kids who like clues and a little fun and mystery. Even if they don't i'm sure everyone would enjoy this book.




 

This book is about a boy who has to find this mother who left him on his own when they were on vacation. He has to find his mother before people realize that his mother has left him. This book is great for people who like mysteries.

Summer Math Enrichment (On Grade Level)

This year’s summer math enrichment will be utilizing the IXL Math program.  Your child’s user-name and password will be the same as they have used all year. We have broken the work down as follows based on 8 weeks of summer.

  • 1 hour each week for a total of 8 hours = 480 minutes

  • 480 minutes divided by 35 skills = about 15 minutes on each skill.

Students will not have to achieve a particular score for each skill.  We just ask that you spend at least 15 minutes on each of the 35 skills listed.  We feel that the skills listed are a good cross-section of skills learned and will be great practice for your child. Time spent will help lead to an easier transition into your child’s math class in September.  We have sent a copybook home with this list of skills so that your son/daughter can show work for a particular skill when needed. They should state which skill the work applies in the copybook. The sheet and copybook will be collected the first week of school and students will be able to earn a quiz score of 100 for completion.  Please date each skill in the space provided as it is completed.

We hope you have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you in September!

SKILL

DESCRIPTION

DATE COMPLETED

C.3

Add & Subtract Integers

 

C.5

Integers Word Problems

 

C.7

Multiply & Divide Integers

 

C.9

Evaluating Expressions

 

D.4

Rounding Decimals

 

E.8

Decimal Word Problems

 

E.9

Multi-step Inequalities with Decimals

 

E.11

Evaluating Numerical Expressions

 

F.2

Equivalent Fractions

 

F.3

Fractions in lowest terms

 

G.16

Operations with Fractions

 

G.18

Evaluating Expressions

 

H.6

Add & Subtract Rational #s

 

H.8

Multiply & Divide Rational #s

 

J.1

Understanding Ratios

 

J.5

Unit Rates

 

J.7

Scale Drawings

 

J.10

Solving Proportion Word Problems

 

L.2

Percent conversions

 

L.7

Percent equations

 

L.10

Percent of Change Word Problems

 

M.6

Percent of a number

 

M.7

Finding the percent

 

M.8

Sale Price

 

M.11

Simple Interest

 

P.1

Coordinate Plane Review

 

R.14

Linear Expressions

 

S.5

Solving one-step equations

 

S.6

Solving two-step equations

 

T.4

Solving one-step inequalities

 

T.6

Solving two-step inequalities

 

W.9

Interior Angles of Polygons

 

W.12

Identify angles

 

W.13

Finding angle measures

 

AA.5

Circles

 


 

Summer Math Enrichment (Honors)

This year’s summer math enrichment will be utilizing the IXL Math program.  Your child’s user-name and password will be the same as they have used all year. We have broken the work down as follows based on 8 weeks of summer.

  • 1.5 hours each week for a total of 12 hours = 720 minutes

  • 720 minutes divided by 40 skills = 18 minutes on each skill.

Students will not have to achieve a particular score for each skill.  We just ask that you spend at least 18 minutes on each of the 40 skills listed.  We feel that the skills listed are a good cross-section of skills learned and will be great practice for your child. Time spent will help lead to an easier transition into your child’s math class in September.  We have sent a copybook home with this list of skills so that your son/daughter can show work for a particular skill when needed. They should state which skill the work applies in the copybook. The sheet and copybook will be collected the first week of school and students will be able to earn a quiz score of 100 for completion.  Please date each skill in the space provided as it is completed.

We hope you have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you in September!

SKILL

DESCRIPTION

DATE COMPLETED

A.4

Convert  fractions-decimals

 

A.6

Square roots

 

A.7

Cube roots

 

B.1

Integer Operations

 

B.7

Evaluate

 

C.6

Proportions

 

D.7

Percents

 

E.4

Precision

 

F.12

Surface Area and Volume

 

H.2

Distributive Property

 

J.8

Linear Equations

 

J.11

Linear Equations

 

K.10

Inequalities

 

K.12

Compound Inequalities

 

O.1

Word Problems

 

P.2

Arithmetic Sequences

 

Q.7

Evaluate Functions

 

Q.11

Interpret Functions

 

S.5

Slope

 

S.11

Slope- Intercept Form

 

S.17

Standard Form

 

S.21

 Point-Slope Form

 

S.23

Special Slopes

 

T.6

Systems of Inequalities

 

U.4

Systems of Inequalities

 

U.8

Substitution

 

U.9

Substitution

 

U.10

Elimination

 

U.11

Elimination Word Problems

 

V.3

Power Rule

 

V.8

Evaluate Exponents

 

V.10

Evaluate

 

W.3

Scientific Notation - multiply

 

W.4

Scientific Notation - divide

 

EE.2

Simplify Radicals

 

EE.3

Simplify Radicals - variables

 

EE.5

Add and Subtract Radicals

 

EE.6

Multiply Radicals

 

EE.8

Radicals - mixed review