In order to avoid the Summer Slide, TCS teachers have compiled resources in the areas of mathematics and reading/writing.

  • These assignments are optional for students in grades 1-7. Please note that there is a required reading and writing assignment for all rising 8th graders.
  • All students who submit the summer reading work to their Literacy teacher the first week of school will receive certificates. This year, as an extra incentive, student names will be entered into a raffle and winners will be selected.

Need to find summer reading books?  We are having a Summer Read-a-Palooza Virtual Book Fair. You can support TCS while discovering favorite characters, series, and collections all summer long.

Let’s make this a summer to instill and foster a love of learning.

Grades 1 – 3

3 dozen sharpened pencils with erasers (not mechanical)

1/2 dozen glue sticks

1 box of crayons

1 box of colored pencils

1 box of magic markers

1 pair of scissors

1 basic calculator

1 12 in/cm ruler

1 pencil box or pouch

1 dress code appropriate lightweight jacket, sweater, or sweatshirt to keep in locker

2 wide ruled composition books

4 two pocket folders

1 9″ x 12″ personal dry erase board and markers

2 boxes of tissues

2 containers of disinfectant wipes

2 bottles of hand sanitizer

$20 Art Supply Fee – will be used to purchase a custom TCS kit for each student, containing items such as oil pastels, chalk pastels, a set of paints, a journal, etc.  Payable with cash or check when supplies are brought to school.

Summer Literacy

  • Read 75 minutes every week (independently, with a parent, or listening to an audiobook)
  • Draw a picture and/or write about 3 fiction and 3 non-fiction books (one of each genre each month)
  • Spend 5-10 minutes most days working on phonemic awareness activities and skills in the Heggerty Curriculum.

Summer Math

  • Practice facts (addition and subtraction)
  • Use free computer sites to practice Kindergarten skills and preview first grade skills. Suggestions:
  • Use the K5 Learning website  for worksheets to practice grade level math skills

Summer Literacy

  • Nessy Reading and Spelling (80 minutes a week). Login with the same username and password used during the school year.
  • Read (on Learning Ally or in your own Just Right books) at least 100 minutes every week (1st grade) and at least 150 minutes every week  (2nd and 3rd grades).  Login with the same username and password used during the school year.  See how many options you can check off on the How Many Places Can You Read This Summer? Challenge as you read.
  • Complete activities in the Learning Ally Summer Reading Packet, which includes a log, goal setting, book suggestions, and response (“Create”) activities.  Choose at least 2 Books from the suggested grade level lists to read and respond to with the Learning Ally “Create” activities.
  • Use the Language Arts Section in IXL (specifically the Summer Learning Guide or the Summer Spotlight) for student’s grade level.  Use the same username and password that was used to complete math activities in math class.

Summer Math

  • Practice facts (addition, subtraction, or multiplication)
  • Play Prodigy.
  • Practice your current and/or future grade level skills on Khan Academy.
  • Practice your current and/or future grade level skills on IXL (login is the same and valid until September).  Choose the Learning Math section then find the  tab labelled “skill plans” click on this and you will find “Summer Spotlight” Choose your grade level; this will provide a four week skill plan to follow.  For additional review practice try a grade level below; for challenge practice try your fall grade level.
  • Use the K5 Learning website for worksheets to practice grade level math skills.
 

Grades 4 – 5

3 dozen sharpened pencils with erasers (not mechanical)

1/2 dozen glue sticks

2 packs 3×5 index cards

1 box of crayons

1 box of colored pencils

1 box of magic markers

1 pair of scissors

1 basic calculator

1 12 in/cm ruler

1 pencil box or pouch

1 9″ x 12″ personal dry erase board and markers

1 dress code appropriate lightweight jacket, sweater, or sweatshirt to keep in locker

1 pair of earbuds, labeled with name

2 packages of loose leaf paper

1 package of graph paper

2 boxes of tissues

2 containers of disinfectant wipes

2 bottles of hand sanitizer

$20 Art Supply Fee – will be used to purchase a custom TCS kit for each student, containing items such as oil pastels, chalk pastels, a set of paints, a journal, etc.  Payable with cash or check when supplies are brought to school.

Summer Literacy

  • Summer reading (20 minutes– 5x weekly) Refer to the How Many Places Can You Read This Summer? Challenge.
  • Complete various activities on  IXL: Use the Language Arts Section (specifically the Summer Learning Guide or the Summer Spotlight) for student’s in-coming grade level. Click on Language Arts then Skill Plans. You’ll see the Summer Spotlight plan.

Summer Math

  • Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts
  • Play Prodigy.
  • Khan Academy: Practice skills at your grade level or one year below.
  • Use the K5 Learning website to print practice worksheets at or below your grade level.
  • Complete various activities on IXL:  Use the Math Section (specifically the Summer Learning Guide or the Summer Spotlight) for student’s in-coming grade level. Click on Math then Skill Plans. You’ll see the Summer Spotlight plan!  Login with the username and password from the school year.
 

Grades 6 – 8

3 dozen sharpened pencils

2 packs 3×5 index cards1 12″ ruler (cm & in)

1 box colored pencils

1 pair of student scissors

1 pencil box/pencil case

1 box thin magic markers

1 box thick magic markers

2 large erasers

1 red, blue, or green pen

1 pack of highlighters

1 TI – 30X IIS Scientific Calculator (6th-8th grade math ONLY)

1 pair of earbuds, labeled with name

1 9″ x 12″ personal dry erase board and markers

4 black marbled composition books

2 GRAPH PAPER marbled composition books

4 two pocket folders (three-hole punched)

1 1″ flexible binder (6th – 8th Grade Math)

2 1″ binders (6th Grade Literacy)

2 bottles of hand sanitizer

2 containers of disinfecting wipes

2 boxes of tissues

$20 Art Supply Fee – will be used to purchase a custom TCS kit for each student, containing items such as oil pastels, chalk pastels, a set of paints, a journal, etc.  Payable with cash or check when supplies are brought to school.

Summer Reading

  1. Use Learning Ally 30 minutes at least 5 days a week.  Use the username and password from the school year.

OR read for 30 minutes at least 5 days a week, completing a reading log to record books read.

2.  Complete a book report on one of your self-selected books.


Summer Math

Summer Reading

Congratulations on completing another fabulous year at The College School. You deserve a relaxing and enjoyable summer vacation.  Please keep in mind that summer is also a great time to delve into reading!

You are encouraged to read as many books as possible this summer.  Choose ONE  book (one that you haven’t read) and complete a writing assignment on this book (I). You will also keep a log of the other reading (II) that you do in addition to the fore-mentioned book.  The guidelines below outline the requirements.

Having a hard time picking a book?  Here is a list of  Suggested Titles list of suggested titles to get you started.

READING ASSIGNMENT #1 GUIDELINES: Book with Writing Assignment

  1. Read a book that you haven’t read.
  2. Complete a review of this book by following the attached Book Review Rubric. This review should be at least 5 paragraphs in length. Each paragraph should be 8-10 sentences.

Paragraph 1:  Title/Author, Setting (where and when the story takes place), Character Description (describe at least two characters in the book)

Paragraph 2: Conflict: What is the struggle in the story? This may be character vs. self, character vs. society, character vs. nature, character vs. character. Explain the main conflict and how it affects the character and the plot of the story.

Paragraphs 3 and 4:  Plot Summary: write a two-paragraph summary of the book. Each paragraph should be 8-10 sentences; include main events, problem, & solution.

Paragraph 5:  Theme (What is the author’s message?)  and Personal Comments (What did you like about this book?  What type of reader would like this book?  Is there anything you would change about this book?)

Turn in a typed copy of this review the first week of school.  Remember to proofread your work!

I have attached a rubric that will be used to score the review. If you choose to complete this assignment, the grade will count as extra credit points for you.

READING ASSIGNMENT #2 GUIDELINES: Reading Log

Complete the attached reading log by reading for 30 minutes for 30 days over the summer.  The book that you read for the writing assignment will NOT count for your reading log.  This reading is in addition. No writing assignment is due for this reading.

You will turn in the reading log the first week of school. If you submit a reading log, you will receive extra credit.


Summer Math

These two workbooks are excellent for keeping your brain in “math mode” during the summer months. The first book is recommended because it has skills and video explanations to assist with understanding. Daily practice in either or both of these workbooks will keep your skills sharp for 7th grade math.

6th Grade Common Core Math: Daily Practice Workbook – Part II: Free Response | 1000+ Practice Questions and Video Explanations | Argo Brothers Paperback – January 2, 2019

Grade 6 Math Workbook with Answers (Improve Your Math Fluency)

Summer Reading

Congratulations on completing another fabulous year at The College School. You deserve a relaxing and enjoyable summer vacation.  Please keep in mind that summer is also a great time to delve into reading!

You are encouraged to read as many books as possible this summer.  Choose ONE  book (one that you haven’t read) and complete a writing assignment on this book (I). You will also keep a log of the other reading (II) that you do in addition to the fore-mentioned book.  The guidelines below outline the requirements.

Having a hard time picking a book?  Here is a list of  Suggested Titles list of suggested titles to get you started.

READING ASSIGNMENT #1 GUIDELINES: Book with Writing Assignment

  1. Read a book that you haven’t read.
  2. Complete a review of this book by following the attached Book Review Rubric. This review should be at least 5 paragraphs in length. Each paragraph should be 8-10 sentences.

Paragraph 1:  Title/Author, Setting (where and when the story takes place), Character Description (describe at least two characters in the book)

Paragraph 2: Conflict: What is the struggle in the story? This may be character vs. self, character vs. society, character vs. nature, character vs. character. Explain the main conflict and how it affects the character and the plot of the story.

Paragraphs 3 and 4:  Plot Summary: write a two-paragraph summary of the book. Each paragraph should be 8-10 sentences; include main events, problem, & solution.

Paragraph 5:  Theme (What is the author’s message?)  and Personal Comments (What did you like about this book?  What type of reader would like this book?  Is there anything you would change about this book?)

Please turn in a typed copy of this review the first week of school.  Remember to proofread your work!

I will grade the review using the attached Rubric.

READING ASSIGNMENT #2 GUIDELINES: Reading Log

Complete the Summer Reading Log by reading for 30 minutes for 30 days over the summer.  The book that you read for the writing assignment will NOT count for your reading log.  This reading is in addition. No writing assignment is due for this reading.

You will turn in the reading log the first week of school, and you will earn a grade for this assignment.


Mathematics

Math Review – The McGraw-Hill workbook covers all of the skills you learned this year from the new math series used in class. The second book is also great because it has skills and video explanations to assist with understanding. Daily practice in either or both of these workbooks will keep your skills sharp for 8th grade math.

McGraw-Hill Education Math Grade 7, Second Edition 2nd Edition 

 7th Grade Common Core Math: Daily Practice Workbook – Part II: Free Response | 1000+ Practice Questions and Video Explanations | Argo Brothers Paperback – January 5, 2019