Summer reading lists and the supply list

Supply List

  • 4 sharpened pencils each day
  • 2 red pencils
  • 1 glue stick
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 4 folders
  • 4 composition books
  • 1 lined cursive notebook (to be purchased through the school)
  • 1 assignment tablet (to be purchased through school)
  • zippered pencil pouch
  • smock for art in a zip-lock bag (labeled with name)

Summer Reading List

Choose three books from the list.
  • Cam Jansen Series and Young Jansen Series By David Adler
  • Someday a Tree By Eve Bunting
  • Stellaluna By Janell Cannon
  • Bunnicula By Deborah and James Howe
  • Celery Stalks at Midnight By James Howe
  • Amelia’s Notebook By Marissa Moss
  • Tut Tut It’s All Greek to Me
  • See you Later Gladiator By Jon Scieszka
  • Amber Brown Sees Red By Paula Danziger
  • Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt By Deborah Hopkinson
  • Chocolate Fever By Robert Kimmel Smith
  • Baseball Fever By Joanna Hurwitz
  • The Hundred Dresses By Eleanor Ester
  • Little House in the Big Woods By Laura Ingall Wilder

Supply List for Prk-3

  • (1) book bag or back pack large enough to carry a standard-sized folder
  • (1) lunch box
  • (1) towel and a SMALL blanket for rest time (Please label with name)
  • (1) Zip-lock bag containing an extra set of clothes in case of bathroom accident or spillage (These do not have to be uniform items).

Please include top shirt, bottom pants, underwear and socks and label each item and bag with your child's name.

We Will Provide:

School folders and all needed materials, paper, crayons, safety scissors, glue, etc.


  • (1) container of FLUSHABLE wipes
  • (1) box of tissues
  • (1) container of disinfectant wipes

Summer Reading List

This is the suggested reading list that covers some of our topics in PK-3. You can select any three books to read.

Title Author
ABC, I Like Me! Carlson, Nancy L.
1, 2, 3 to the Zoo: A Counting Book Carle, Eric
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Martin, Bill
Dr. Seuss's ABC Dr. Seuss
Is Your Mama a Llama? Guarino, Deborah
Kitty Goes to School Smath, Jerry
Llama Llama Time to Share Dewdney, Anna
Llama Llama Home with Mama Dewdney, Anna
Very Hungry Caterpillar Carle, Eric
Where the Wild Things Are Sendak, Maurice

Supply List

Below is a list of supplies that I am asking each child to bring on the first day of school:

  • Backpack: It should be large enough to hold a folder & lunchbox. Please put your child's name on it.
  • Small container of hand sanitizer or wipes to be kept in lunchbox for before snack and lunch
  • 2 containers of baby wipes
  • Two boxes of tissues
  • Complete change of clothes (appropriate for all seasons including socks) preferably labeled in a zip lock storage bag
  • Glue sticks (2)
  • A blanket or towel for rest time (please no fitted sheets/pillows/stuffed animals)
  • All-white sneakers (Velcro is strongly recommended) to wear everyday with the uniform.

Summer Reading List

  • Chicka, Chicka Boom Boom, Bill Martin JR
  • Z is for Moose, Kelly Bingham
  • Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, James Dean
  • Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months, Maurice Sendak
  • If You Give a... series, Laura Numeroff
  • Llama Llama Series, Anna Dewdney
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle
  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Rosen and Oxenbury
  • That is Not a Good Idea! Mo Williams
  • The Library Lion, Michelle Knudse

Summer Reading List

  • Read three books over the summer vacation.
  • Print three copies of the ice cream paper on the first grade website.
  • Use each sheet to write and illustrate about the three books you read.

  1. Little Bear, Else Homelund Minarik: Adventures of a favorite character from children's literature, Little Bear'
  2. The Little Engine That Could, watty Piper: Although he-is not very big, the Little Blue Engine agrees to pull a stranded train full of toys over the mountain.
  3. Leo the LateBloomer, Robert Kraus: Leo, ayoung tiger, fina|ly blooms under the anxious eyes of his parents'
  4. *My Friend Rabbit, Eric Rohmann: When Mouse lets his best friend play with his brand new airplane, trouble isn't far away, and rabbit has the solution.
  5. Madeline books, Ludwig Bemelmans: Madeline, smallest and naughtiest of the twelve li6le ,h"rg., of Vtitt Clavel, wakes up one night with an attack of appendicitis.
  6. Make way for Ducklings, Robert McCloskeY: When Mr an! Mrs' Mallard "need a proper home to raise a family they scour all of Boston's prominent spots.
  7. Mike Mulligan and IIis steam shovel, virginia L. Burton: Mike Mulligan proves that, although dated, his steam shovel is still useful.
  8. The Miss Nelson books, Harry Atlard: A series of adventure books in which Miss Nelson makes bad things better'
  9. *Ox-Cart Man, Donald Hall: Describes the day-to-day life o{* early nineteenth-century New England family throughout the changing seasons'
  10. No Roses for Harry (and other Harry books), Gene zion: The popular hero of Harry the Dirty tiog Oo.r his best to be rid of Grandrnother's birthday present - a silly green sweater with yellow roses'
  11. *Snowy Day, EnaJack Keats: The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy daY.
  12. Story of Ferdinand, Munro Leaf: Ferdinand likes to sit quietly and smell the followers, but one day he gets stung by a bee and his snorting and ;rrti"g convince everyone ihut h" is the FIERCEST of bulls
  13. *A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry: A radiant and buoyant picture book' 'oTrees are beautiful."
  14. Very Hungry caterpillar, Eric carle: Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity, of food until, free at last he forms a cocoon aroud himself and goes to sleep.
  15. Amazing Grace, Mary Hoffman: Teaches children that they can do whatever theY Put their mind to'
  16. Brave Irene, william steig: Plucky Irene, a dressmaker's daughter, braves a fierce snowstorm to deliver a new go* to the duchess in time for the ball'
  17. *sylvester and the Magic Pebble, william steig: [n a moment of fright, Syirrester the donkey urf, his magic pebble to-turn-him into a rock but then cannot hold the pebble to wish himself normal again.
  18. Goodnight Moon, Margaret wise Brown: [n a great green room, tucked away iribed, is u iittl" f,oory. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon'" And to all the farniliar things in ihe softly lit room--to the picture of the three little bears sitting in ciairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens,Io everything one by one--he says goodnight.
  19. Giraffes Can,t Dance, Giles Andreae: Gerald the giraffe longl to dance, but his legs are too skinny anci his neck is too long. At the Jungle Dance' the warthogs waltz,the chimps cha-cha, and the lions tango' "Giraffes can't dance,,, they allj"., *h"n it's Gerald's tum to prance. But with some sound advice from u *ir. cricket, Gerald starts swaying to his own sweet tune'
  20. Supply List

    • Book bag (to hold folders, books and other school items.)
    • Art Smock (one of mom's or dad's plain t-shirts with child's name on it) kept in a properly labeled (with child's name)gallon size Ziploc bag.)
    • 2 Folders with inside pockets (solid colored folders clearly labeled on a white sticker with child's name and grade on the front!!) ( one marked Class Work and one marked Reading Log) Please label inside covers with a leave home and bring back side!
    • 5 #2 pencils (to be sharpened daily at home)
    • Colored pencils (to be sharpened daily at home)
    • Twistables for drawing
    • Rectangular eraser (pink one only!)
    • Pencil case (zippered one for the #2 pencils and eraser only!!)
    • Pencil box ( for colored pencils, twistables, 2 glue sticks and scissors)
    • 2 Glue Sticks (no liquid glue)
    • Pencil sharpener
    • Safety scissors
    • Large box of tissues
    • Baby wipes
    • Lysol wipes
    • Hand sanitizer
    • 2 small photos 3" x 5" in an envelope (child and family for student of the week board) Please send 2 different photos.
    • Please label all belongings and clothing with child's name !!
    • TWO 3" X 5" Index Cards with child's name, parent"s names, home and cell phone numbers, address, and emergency contact numbers.

Supply List for 4th Grade

  • 8 single-subject composition notebooks -- wide ruled (no spiral notebooks)
  • 1 box of #2 pencils (no mechanical pencils)
  • 1 good eraser
  • 1 box of blue or black erasable pens; 2 red pens
  • 4 packs of lined paper (1 to keep at home to use for homework)
  • 1 highlighter pen
  • 1 box of colored pencils
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 1 sturdy pencil case
  • 4 plastic pocket folders labeled with your name and grade
  • 5 large book socks
  • contact paper to cover 6 workbooks
  • 3 boxes of tissues
  • 2 bottles of hand sanitizer
  • 1 pocket dictionary to keep in class

Summer Reading List

Dear Fourth Grader,

Summer vacation is just around the corner! I know that after ten months of hard work, you're ready to relax and just enjoy two months of no homework or tests to worry about. Summer vacation, however, provides an opportunity to get ready for the next school year.


Attached you will find the Reading packet which you are required to complete during the summer break. The packet includes a book report form and a reading log. You will have to read and, using the attached book report form, complete a book report on Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. Make sure to read all the directions carefully as you would not want to miss any important detail. I will be collecting the book report on the first day of school. It will count as your first test grade, so complete it well! I also suggest that your read two or more books after Because of Winn Dixie. It is for this reason that I have attached a suggested reading list. Fill in the attached log after you have finished reading a book. The student who reads the most number of books during the summer will win a prize.


Math packet

The attached Math packet will help you practice the skills you learned in third grade. I will collect the completed packet on the first day of school. It will count as your first test of the marking period.
During the first marking period, you will be completing 3-minute and 5-minute multiplication and division drills which are counted as quizzes. It is therefore important that you know the 0 to 9 multiplication and division facts. You will find a printable set of flashcards on the following website: All you need to do is print them out and cut on the lines. You'll have your own set of flashcards to use for practice. Make sure you ask your parent's permission before you go into the site!
I look forward to seeing you in September. In the meantime, have a great summer and be safe!

Mrs. Sniffen
6th Grade Summer Reading Project for Social Studies (Due on the first day of school!)
Dear 6th Grader
This summer, you will be reading the following book for Social Studies.  
Book: "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" by Rick Riordan
Please make a "Wanted Poster" for this book.
Use your imagination and choose any character from the book that you think should be "Wanted" for a crime that you think they have committed in the story. You must include the following information:
  • - Character's physical description - Novel description
  • - Picture of the character - Reward amount
  • - Where the character was last seen - A short summary of the book
  • - A narrative of what crime they are wanted for

Your grade for the poster will be based on: Spelling, Grammar , Neatness, Organization, Creativity and Content

Supply List

Grades 6 - 7 - 8 2015 - 2016

  • One subject notebook for : religion, reading/lit ( 2 ), science, and social studies
  • One - 5 subject notebook for math
  • One composition notebook (black and white) - for your journal
  • 8 folders - labeled with your name
  • 1" binder ( 1 )
  • Blue or black pens for writing
  • Red pens for correcting
  • Highlighter
  • Pencils
  • Colored pencils
  • Glue stick
  • Ruler
  • Compass
  • Protractor
  • Calculator
  • Package of graph paper
  • 9" x 12" spiral bound sketch book for Art
  • Box of tissues (2)
  • Hand Sanitizer

Summer Reading List

6th grade :

The Cay - Taylor
A Wrinkle in Time - Engle

7th grade

Romeo and Juliet ( No Fear Shakespeare Sparknotes )
Farenheit 451 - Bradbury
The Westing Game - Raskin

8th grade

: Lord of The Flies - Golding
To Kill A Mockingbird - Lee
Tuesdays with Morrie - Albom

Supply List

Grades 3rd, 4th , 5th , 6th, 7th, 8th.

  • * Two subjects notebooks: one for Computer and Enrichment and Spanish.
  • * Two folders: one for Computer and Enrichment, and other one for Spanish.
  • * USB of 1 or 2 GB Note: If you already have one that was specifically for the school, then you do not need to buy one.
  • * Blue or black pens and Pencils for writing
  • * 2 large books sock to cover the text book and contact paper to cover the workbooks.
  • * Spanish-English and English-Spanish dictionary

Grade 8th.

  • * One 2 1/2" three ring binder with dividers for Spanish.

Grades 1er, 2nd.

  • * One subject notebook for Computer and Enrichment and Spanish.
  • * Two folders one for Computer and Enrichment, and other one for Spanish.
  • * Blue or black pens and Pencils for writing
  • * Contact paper to cover the workbook.

Grades Pre K-4, Kindergarten

  • * Two folders one for Computer and Enrichment, and other one for Spanish.
  • * Blue or black pens and pencils for writing.

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