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PreSchool - Grade 8
Madison, CT

Summer Reading and Math

PreSchool

  • I Went Walking by Sue Williams

PreKindergarten

  • The Little Red Hen by Jerry Pinkney

Kindergarten

  • A Stick is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play by Marilyn Singer

1st Grade

  • Mr. Putter and Tabby Pour the Tea by Cynthia Rylant

2nd Grade

  • Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
  • Suggested Additional Read: Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

3rd Grade

  • Thank you, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco
  • Read at least one other free choice book.

4th Grade

  • The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies (Option: read independently or as a shared reading with an adult.)
  • Read at least one other free choice book.

5th Grade

Reading

  • A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park (Read independently or as a shared reading with an adult; involves the Civil War in Sudan)
  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
  • One other free choice book.
  • Here is your detailed assignment with directions.

Math

The expectation is that the 5th-8th Grade students will do math approximately three times each week, or most weeks, during the summer (about 60 - 90 minutes each week).

  • Students in Mrs. Jackson’s 7th Grade accelerated Algebra class please select the book that gives you the Algebra review.
  • Students in Mr. McGee’s 6th and 7th Grade Pre Algebra classes, purchase the Pre Algebra book rather than the 7th/8th grade review.
  • The grade level you should select is the grade you just completed if you are in the other classes.

6th Grade


Reading

  • Read the required novel Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. (Be ready for discussion and deep thinking when you get back to school!)
  • Read one biography. Select thoughtfully as this person will be your focus for the Leadership Expo that will take place in the fall.
  • Read one choice book from the TCS Suggested Reading list: https://www.thecountryschool.org/uploaded/pdf's/Mi...
  • Write a one page letter-essay to your teacher about your book from the suggested reading list. (Options for what to include: main ideas/themes, how a character grows, author’s writing style, or anything else that interested you! DO NOT WRITE A SUMMARY OR YOU WILL BE ASKED TO REDO THE ASSIGNMENT.)
  • A hard copy of your letter essay is due on the first day of school.

Math

The expectation is that the 5th-8th Grade students will do math approximately three times each week, or most weeks, during the summer (about 60 - 90 minutes each week).

  • Students in Mrs. Jackson’s 7th Grade accelerated Algebra class please select the book that gives you the Algebra review.
  • Students in Mr. McGee’s 6th and 7th Grade Pre Algebra classes, purchase the Pre Algebra book rather than the 7th/8th grade review.
  • The grade level you should select is the grade you just completed if you are in the other classes.

7th Grade


Reading

  • Read the required novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. (Be ready for discussion and deep thinking when you get back to school!)
  • Read one choice book from the 2019 Nutmeg Teen Nominees: https://www.thecountryschool.org/uploaded/pdf's/20...
  • Read one choice book from the TCS Suggested Reading list: https://www.thecountryschool.org/uploaded/pdf's/Mi...
  • Write a one page letter-essay to your teacher about your book from the suggested reading list. (Options for what to include: main ideas/themes, how a character grows, author’s writing style, or anything else that interested you! DO NOT WRITE A SUMMARY OR YOU WILL BE ASKED TO REDO THE ASSIGNMENT.)
  • A hard copy of your letter essay is due on the first day of school.

Math

The expectation is that the 5th-8th Grade students will do math approximately three times each week, or most weeks, during the summer (about 60 - 90 minutes each week).

  • Students in Mrs. Jackson’s 7th Grade accelerated Algebra class please select the book that gives you the Algebra review.
  • Students in Mr. McGee’s 6th and 7th Grade Pre Algebra classes, purchase the Pre Algebra book rather than the 7th/8th grade review.
  • The grade level you should select is the grade you just completed if you are in the other classes.

8th Grade

Reading

  • Read the required short story collection, Flying Lessons and Other Stories. (READ ALL OF THE STORIES! Be ready for discussion and deep thinking when you get back to school!)
  • Read one choice book from the 2019 Nutmeg Teen Nominees: https://www.thecountryschool.org/uploaded/pdf's/20...
  • Read one choice book from the TCS Suggested Reading list: https://www.thecountryschool.org/uploaded/pdf's/Mi...
  • Write a one page letter-essay to your teacher about your book from the suggested reading list. (Options for what to include: main ideas/themes, how a character grows, author’s writing style, or anything else that interested you! DO NOT WRITE A SUMMARY OR YOU WILL BE ASKED TO REDO THE ASSIGNMENT.)
  • A hard copy of your letter essay is due on the first day of school.

Math

The expectation is that the 5th-8th Grade students will do math approximately three times each week, or most weeks, during the summer (about 60 - 90 minutes each week).

  • Students in Mrs. Jackson’s 7th Grade accelerated Algebra class please select the book that gives you the Algebra review.
  • Students in Mr. McGee’s 6th and 7th Grade Pre Algebra classes, purchase the Pre Algebra book rather than the 7th/8th grade review.
  • The grade level you should select is the grade you just completed if you are in the other classes.