Summer Assignments

SPC Math & Reading Summer Assignments

SUMMER 2019 MATH REQUIREMENT 

Welcome to the 2019 Summer Math Program! All incoming 4th through 8th graders are required to do the math projects from the attached lists. Please look at the projects from the teacher your child had during the 2018-2019 school year. Choose the project for the grade and math class that your child is entering in August.   For example, if your child had Mrs. Ponicki for 5th grade, he/she would choose the project from Mrs. Ponicki for entering Grade 6.

PLEASE NOTE – Each teacher has written instructions regarding these projects. There may be at least one project that is mandated by the teacher and the child chooses others. These projects are expected to be completed and will be graded.

All projects are due by Friday, August 23, 2019.

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Helen Stephens at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Have a great summer!

Click below to view projects.

Entering 4th Grade
Entering 5th Grade
Entering 5th Grade Created by Mr. Okimoto
Entering 6th Grade Created by Mrs. Ponicki
Entering 6th Grade Created by Mr. Okimoto
Entering 7th Grade Created by Mrs. Ponicki
Entering 7th Grade Created by Ms. Coakley
Entering 7th Grade Created by Mr. Okimoto
Entering 8th Grade Created by Mrs. Ponicki
Entering 8th Grade Created by Ms. Coakley
Entering 8th Grade Created by Mr. Okimoto


 SUMMER 2019 READING REQUIREMENT 

Welcome to the 2019 Summer Reading Program! This summer, our reading will focus on diversity and acceptance. All incoming 4th through 8th graders are required to read at least three books from the summer reading list below, and must also complete the grade level activity for each book read. These activities will be serve as the inital conversations in your child's language arts class around character development around the theme of acceptance, diversity and empathy.  As we build our rigorous language arts curriculum we will be infusing more literature circle themes into our curriculum. For this reason we hope your child enjoys reading about how different charcters  work through the issues of diversity, acceptance and other challenges. Encourage your child to discuss with you how each character  tackles the issues they face. You can find information regarding each of the books by visiting Goodreads. Goodreads will provide an overview of the book, pertinent information, and reader ratings and reviews. 

Books may be obtained at bookstores, libraries, or on the device of your choice. Students should read their books at their leisure over the course of the summer. The reading activities will be due the end of the first week of school Friday, August 23rd. 

Reading is vital to success in every academic pursuit. It is a skill that requires consistent practice, and fortunately, it can also be an enriching activity. Research shows that avid readers read better, write better, and concentrate better. They also tend to be more nimble in their thinking and empathetic in their interactions. 
Happy Reading! 
4-8 ELA Teachers

Summer Reading List Choices and Activities Below:

This list was updated on June 20, 2019

Entering Grade

Book Title

Author

Lexile Level

Fountas & Pinnell

4

America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle

David A. Adler

580

M

4

Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Traditions From Around the World

Selby Beeler

Ad540

M

4

Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man

David A. Adler

750

M

4

My Name Is Maria Isabel

Alama Flor Ada

860

N

4

A Mouse Called Wolf

Jon Goodell

950

O

4

The Hundred Dresses

Eleanor Estes

870

P

4

Book Uncle and Me

Uma Krishaswami

580

P

4

Because of Winn-Dixie

Kate DiCamillo

670

R

4

Satchel Paige

Lesa Cline-Ransome

900

R

4

A Jar of Dreams

Yoshiko Uchida

970

R

4

Tallchief: America's Prima Ballerina

Maria with Rosemary Wells Tallchief

750

S

4

Lupita Manana

Patricia Beatty

760

T

4

A Boy Called Slow

Joseph Bruchac

U

4

Secret of the Andes

Ann Nolan Clark

710

U

4

Beauty

Bill Walace

660

V

4

Wishtree

Katherine Applegate

590

5

Reformed

Justin Weinberger

640

W

5

Out of My Mind

Sharon Draper

700

S

5

P.S. Be Eleven

Rita William-Garcia

770

X

5

Save Me a Seat

Sara Weeks & Gita Varadarajan

780

S

5

The Bully Book

Eric Kahn Gale

620

V

5

Wonder

R.J. Palacio

790

V

5

Dancing Home

Gabriel M. Zubizarreta , Alma Flor Ada

960

S

6

The Misfits

James Howe

960

6

Renegades

David Liss

890

6

Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller (nonfiction)

Sarah Miller

890

6

The Science of Breakable Things

Tae Keller

840

6

Baseball in April

Gary Soto

830

6

The Color of My Words

Lynn Joseph

830

 

7 & 8

The Misfits

James Howe

960

 

7 & 8

Inside Out & Back Again

Thanhha Lai

800

 

7 & 8

Wolf Hollow

Lauren Wolk

800

 

7 & 8

Ugly

Robert Hoge

890

 

7 & 8

Bruiser

Neal Shusterman

820

 

7 & 8

All American Boys

Jason Reynolds

790

 

7 & 8

The House on Mango Street

Sandra Cisneros

870

 

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