Summer Assignments and Supply List

2016-2017
Supply List and Summer Assignments

All students in classes Pk3-6th grade have been charged a $50.00 supply fee for this year. The teachers will be purchasing their supplies in bulk and some of them will be community supplies for the class. There will be a few items for each student that the parents are requested to purchase. The items that need to be purchased by the parents are listed by class below.
PK3
One (1) Backpack – Large enough to fit a folder without folding it, a small nap blanket, and a lunch box if needed.
Complete change of clothes (uniform including socks) Place in large Ziplock bag with child’s name on it.
Shoes should have Velcro closures/no shoestrings

PK4
One (1) Backpack (No rolling backpacks in Pre-K4)
Shoes should have Velcro closures/no shoestrings

Kindergarten
One (1) Backpack (No rolling backpacks in Kindergarten)
One (1) art apron or oversized art shirt (write child’s name on it)

First Grade
One (1) Backpack (No rolling backpacks in First Grade)
One (1) art apron or oversized art shirt (write child’s name on it)
Please read these two books. We will do an activity with each one at the beginning of school.

    David Goes to School

by David Shannon

    Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

by Mo Willems
Choose one, out of the three, to read:

    Biscuit Goes to School

by Alyssa Satin Capucilla

    Mouse Loves School

by Lauren Thompson

    I Love School!

by Hans Wilhelm

Second Grade
One (1) Backpack (No rolling backpacks in Second Grade)
One (1) art apron or oversized art shirt (write child’s name on it)

Summer Reading for Students Entering 2nd Grade
Each student entering second grade is required to read two books from this list over the summer.
Author Book Title/Series
Marc Brown Any book from the Arthur series, including the chapter books
Eric Carle The Tiny Seed
Cynthia Rylant Any book from the Henry and Mudge series
Stan & Jan Berenstain Any book from the Berenstain Bears series
Margret and H.A. Rey Any book from the Curious George series
Laura Numeroff If You Take a Mouse to School
Kevin Henkes Chrysanthemum
Mary Pope Osborne Any book from the Magic Tree House series

Math Assignment for Students Entering 2nd Grade

Students also should practice math on khanacademy.org this summer. Incoming second graders should have a solid grasp of their addition and subtraction facts. This website is a great way to practice those skills, as well as skills in all other subject areas. It’s like having a tutor at home! Here’s what you need to do to sign up (it’s free):
1. Sign up at khanacademy.org
2. Once you are signed up and logged in, click on “coaches”.
3. There, in the “Add a coach” field, enter the class code F56PJ6. My coach name is Valerie Spires.
4. Try to do the missions in early math to practice skills we will be using.

Third Grade
One (1) Backpack (May have rolling backpack this year!)
One (1) Multiplication Flash Cards for use throughout the year
One (1) art apron or oversized art shirt (write child’s name on it)

    A Chair for My Mother

by Vera B. Williams

    How to Eat Fried Worms

by Thomas Rockwell

    Charlotte’s Web

by E.B.White

Fourth Grade
One (1) Backpack (with or without wheels – 4th grade books can get heavy)
One (1) art apron or oversized art shirt (write child’s name on it)

    George’s Marvelous Medicine

by Ronald Dahl

    Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

by Judy Blume
Sign up at khanacademy.org
visit khanacademy.ort/coaches
In the “Add a coach” field enter the class code
Class Code

    MQX62N

Now click Home to start learning!

Fifth and Sixth Grades
One (1) 2” Loose-Leaf binder (no zippers please)
One (1) art apron or oversized art shirt (write child’s name on it)

Fifth Grade
Reading Assignment 1
:
Read Absolutely Almost. Once you have finished reading Absolutely Almost, you will need to choose 2 direct quotes from the book and an explanation of why the quote is important and what it means. These responses need to be written in complete sentences and should each be 100 words in length. The responses should also follow the rules of grammar and punctuation.
Reading Assignment 2:
Read Frindle. Once you have finished Frindle, use complete sentences to tell what Nick Allen did, and why it is a problems for him when everyone else participates. Students will then be asked to reinvent an everyday object with a brand new word. They will need to imagine a character has reinvented their word, and then they will create a scene from a story where the character reveals the new word to a friend. The assignment is based on the understanding of the book, as well as the student’s creativity. Have Fun!!!
In addition, we will be testing on both books when we return to school. We WILL NOT be reading the books in class.
Let me know if you have questions! mmoak@olfschool.org

Sixth Grade
Reading Assignment 1:
Red I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai. Once you have finished reading I am Malala, you will need to choose 2 direct quotes from the book and an explanation of why the quote is important and what it means. These responses need to be written in complete sentence and should each be 200 words in length. The responses should also follow the rules of grammar and punctuation.
Reading Assignment 2: Read Connect the Stars. Once you have finished the book, choose one character that adapts to change and one who resists it. Explain the difference in their actions and cite evidence from the text.

In addition, we will be testing on both books when we return to school. We WILL NOT be reading the books in class.
Please email me with any questions.
mmoak@olfschool.org