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 Here is what we want you to read this summer:
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 Revolutionary Hero 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: A) U.S. Geography, B)The American Revolution, C) United States Government, past and present. 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 2018 - 2019 M.C.B.A Book list that was given to you in June and included in your summer mailing.
We are excited to see what book choices you make this summer. Record all of your summer reading on the fifth grade reading log that was given to you in June and included in your summer mailing. It is due on Friday, September 7th.
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. One app we love for math practice is Mental Math and it’s available on all app stores for free. Can you solve these two problems?
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 supplies are 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 - 1 expanding file/accordion folder with 7 pockets/slots (recommended poly material; pockets must be large enough to fit a notebook and folder - Small Pencil bag or box - Two highlighters (two different colors) - Headphones/Earbuds for Chromebooks - Calculator (a small and inexpensive one) - Two Pens (any color, but black)
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 - Scissors - Ruler
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).
- 1 Bottle of hand soap - 2 Boxes of facial tissues - 2 Rolls of paper towels - 2 Containers of Clorox Wipes 1 - pack of ziploc bags (sandwich size) 1 - pack of ziploc bags (gallon size) - 6 Post It Note Pads (3 inches X 3 inches, any color) - #2 pencils (2 Boxes each with 12 pencils) See you at Hardy School September 4th to share your summer reading and experiences. We are looking forward to working with you to make this a very special year!