Summer Assignments

Rising First and Second Grade

Math: All Rising 1st graders to Rising 6th graders are to complete the 8 week  Summer Splash Math Program (www.splashmath.com). We are excited about the potential benefits this program can bring to our students.  All directions and login information were passed out with report cards. (Contact Ms. Nash if lost: lnash@sainttimothyschool.org).

Over the summer months, we would like to invite your child to read as many books as he or she would like. To keep track of progress, we have included a reading log for your child to fill out each time a book is finished. Books read to your child can be included on the log.  First and Second Grade Reading Log

Summer reading is a proven method of encouraging reading. Allowing your child to self-select books helps develop enthusiastic readers. Teach your child to use the “Five-Finger Rule” when selecting books. It is one of the best ways to test a book for readability. The rule is as follows:

1. First choose the book you think you would like to read.

2. Find a page of text somewhere in the middle of the book. Find a page with lots of text (words) and few or no pictures.

3. Begin to read the page. It is best to read the page aloud or in a whisper if possible while doing the test so you can hear the places where you have difficulty.

4. Each time you come to a word you don’t know, hold one finger up.

5. If you have all five fingers up before you get to the end of the page, wave the book “good-by.” It is probably too difficult for you right now. Try it again later in the year.

6. If you have no fingers up when you finish the page, then the book may be too easy a read for you.

7. If you have less than five fingers but more than one or two fingers up when you finish reading the page, the book may be just what you need to grow as a reader.

SUGGESTED BOOKS FOR RISING FIRST & SECOND GRADE

Authors/Series Names

Shel Silverstein
Arnold Lobel-Frog and Toad
Cynthia Rylant
Jan Brett
David Adler-Young Cam Jansen
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Peggy Parish-Amelia Bedelia
Nate the Great
Box Car Children
Tommie de Paola
Beatrix Potter
Franklin Books
Henry and Mudge
Dr.Seuss
A.A. Milne
Arthur Books
Easy Biographies
Books about animals
Books about Canada, Mexico, and the United States
Books about Matter, Magnets, Life Cycles, Plants, Light, Sound
Easy lives of the Saints
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Select at least 2 books from the list below to read over the summer.  You will complete a story map graphic organizer (click here to download)  for 2 of the books you select.  Story maps are due at the beginning of the school year.
Because of Winn-Dixi by Kate Dicamillo
The BFG by Roald Dahl
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Story of Dr. Doolittle by Hugh Lofting
The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
Who Was…? biographies for kids series
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
The Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Magic Treehouse series by Gertrude Chandler Warner
The 39 Clues series by Rick Riordan
I Survivied series by Lauren Tarshis
Black Lagoon Adventures by Mike Thaler
Happy Reading!!!

Math: All Rising 1st graders to Rising 6th graders are to complete the 8 week  Summer Splash Math Program (www.splashmath.com). We are excited about the potential benefits this program can bring to our students.  All directions and login information were passed out with report cards. (Contact Ms. Nash if lost: lnash@sainttimothyschool.org).  Rising 3rd graders will need to complete 100 minutes of Splash Math.  Please record the dates and how much time you have completed on that each date.  This could be done one a calendar or a piece of paper.  Please hand your Splash Math Log in on the first day of school.

Reading – All students should keep a reading log and try to read a minimum of 3 novels over the summer. Please use this Barnes and Noble reading log:  Students can earn a free book if they fill out this sheet!
SUGGESTED READING LIST FOR RISING FOURTH GRADERS

Butler,Dori Hillestad Trading Places with Tank Talbott
Patterson,Nancy Ruth The Winner’s Walk
Peterson,P.J. White Water
Moss,Marissa Mighty Jackie:The Strike-Out Queen
Bledsoe,Lucy Jane Tracks in the Snow
Horvath,Polly Everything on a Waffle
Fleischman,Sid The 13th Floor: A Ghost Story
Whelan,Gloria Friend on Freedom River
Hahn,Mary Downing The Old Willis Place: A Ghost Story
Stanley,Diane The Mysterious Matter of I.M. Fine
Platt,Richard Pirate Journal: The Journal of Jake Carpenter
Holm,Jennifer The Stink Files(One or Two)

 

Math: All Rising 1st graders to Rising 6th graders are to complete the 8 week  Summer Splash Math Program (www.splashmath.com). We are excited about the potential benefits this program can bring to our students.  All directions and login information were passed out with report cards. (Contact Ms. Nash if lost: lnash@sainttimothyschool.org).

Writing: It would be beneficial for your child to become more comfortable with cursive over the summer.  Please refer to their third grade handwriting book to ensure that they are forming the cursive letter correctly.

READING:

We are doing a 5th grade “All-Read” book this summer! Everyone should read From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler! We will talk about it and do some fun activities with it when we start school next year.  You should also read at least two other books of your own choice. They can be fiction or non-fiction. Please see the Battle of the Books list on the back of this letter for some great suggestions.  Please keep a log of the books you read with titles, authors, number of pages, and the date finished. You can go to the school website to print out the log, or you can make your own. Please bring your log with you on the first day of school.

Fifth Grade Reading Log

Also, check out the Battle of the Books list  for more good reading suggestions.  Battle of the Books is a diocesan-wide competition for interested 5th and 6th grade students. Students read from a list of books in a variety of genres. Five students and two alternates will be chosen to compete in a Jeopardy style competition in May. Beginning in October, interested 5th grade students meet during recess and lunch with their coach, Mrs. Hunter, to discuss the books in turn and learn how to compete. Sixth grade students may select Battle of the Books as their third quarter elective.

Splash Math.  Students will be completing an 8 week course on the Splash Math website.   In order for your student to feel successful this year, it is imperative they feel comfortable and are fluent with their basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts.  Splash Math is a fun way to practice and keep fresh what they have learned!

(Contact Ms. Nash if lost: lnash@sainttimothyschool.org).

Math 6-1, 6-2 and Accelerated Math 6 complete Splash Math
Math 7, PreAlgebra, and Math 8 have Kahn Academy mission

(Contact Ms. Nash if you have lost your username/password or if new to STS: lnash@sainttimothyschool.org).

Algebra students need to print and complete two packets:  Packet one and packet two.
Geometry students  received their summer assignments from Mrs. Venefro.

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