We hope you will enjoy the summer with your family and are excited for the adventures that await you in fifth grade. In addition to the fun that comes with fifth grade, you can look forward to the engaging and challenging curriculum and taking on the role as leaders in the school. Get ready for a memorable, final year at Hardy!
On this page you will find the following: I.) Summer reading requirements, II.) Preparations for fifth grade math and, III.) A supply list.
I. Summer Reading Read at least one informational book that relates to a topic we will be studying in social studies in fifth grade. For example, you may want to read a biography of a famous explorer or a book about the writing of the Declaration of Independence, or something on the three branches of government. Fifth Grade Social Studies Topics are: The Age of European Exploration, The American Revolution, United States Government
Read at least one book from a genre of your choice (Realistic Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Traditional Literature, Poetry, Informational, Biography, Autobiography, Memoir).
Although we are only requiring you to read two books, we encourage you to read tons this summer! Studies show that by reading six books over the summer, students can maintain their reading abilities for the start of the school year in September. A great way to choose a book is to look at the 2017-2018 M.C.B.A Book list.
We are excited to see what book choices you make this summer. Record all of your summer reading on the the fifth grade reading log you were given in June. It is due on Friday, September 8th.
II. Preparing for Fifth Grade Math We will begin the year doing a lot of work with multiplication and division. In order to be prepared you should review your multiplication facts up to 12. Knowing your facts will help you with all that we do in math this year.
III. Supply List Next year will be an important year to develop good study and organizational skills and to become an independent learner. The following personal school suppliesare needed on the first day of school (these supplies ARE NOT available through the Hardy PTO School supplies purchasing program as they are for personal use, not general classroom use):
* Five one-subject spiral notebooks (Approximately 8 1/2 X 11) – 1 of each color: red, yellow, blue, green, black One composition book (9 ¼ x 7 ½, 100 pages, typically black and white marble but any color is fine) * expanding file/accordion folder with 7 pockets/slots (recommended poly material; pockets must be large enough to fit a notebook and folder * #2 pencils (Box of 12) * Small Pencil bag or box * Two highlighters (two different colors) * Headphones for iPad * Calculator (a small and inexpensive one) * 3 Post It Note Pads (3 inches X 3 inches, any color) * 4 Post It Note Pads ( 1 inch by 3 inch, any color)
Optional Items (We will have these in the classroom but some students prefer to have their own) * One pack of colored pencils * One pack of thick markers * One pack of thin markers * Two pens (any color) * Scissors
In addition, we are asking that all families provide the following general classroom supplies (these items ARE available through the PTO School Supplies Purchasing Program, if needed).
* 2 bottles of hand soap * 1 Hand sanitizer (Bottle or Wipes) * 2 boxes of facial tissues * 2 rolls of paper towels * 2 containers of Clorox Wipes (or similar) * 1 pack of ziplock bags (sandwich size) See you at Hardy School September 5th to share your summer reading and experiences. We are looking forward to working with you to make this a very special year!