School Supplies & Summer Homework

2017 Summer Homework -For students entering grades 1-8 in September 2017

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Five Summer Tips for Learners of Any Age

Dr. Lou DeAngelo

Parents: do you want to keep your child’s brain and body active this summer? Kids: Do you want to have fun while staying ready for the new school year? Well, Dr. Lou DeAngelo, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Wilmington has FIVE SUMMER TIPS FOR LEARNERS OF ANY AGE.


FAITH – all grades
Remember to include attendance at mass and prayer as part of your summer.

SERVICE – all grades
All students entering grades 1-8 should participate in a summer service project. You can choose any type project you wish. It can be done alone or with family, neighbors, classmates, etc. There are no specific rubrics with regard to the length of time. The experience is more important than the number of hours. Be ready to share your service project with your new classmates.

BRAINSTORMING USA “Dare to Dream-Expect to Succeed” Program
CTTCS students have traditionally worked very hard on this project. MANY students have won great educational software. Fourteen students have won a personal computer. Two students have placed among the first in the nation and have received a $5,000 scholarships (held in trust until the student goes to college).  This project is optional but very much encouraged. Directions can be found by going to the link.
Read the directions carefully and be sure to do each parts of the project.


2017 ALSC Summer Reading Lists

ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee has updated our Summer Reading Lists with new and exciting titles! If you are looking for some great books to encourage your students to read over the summer, check out these lists from ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children):
The lists are full of book titles to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer. Four Summer Reading book lists are available for Birth-Preschool, K-2nd, 3rd– 5th and 6th-8th grade students.

Summer offers:
Read 8 books, get one free at Barnes and Noble:
Weekly reading prizes from Scholastic:

Grades K-2
Students should read for 15 (30 minutes grade 3) minutes daily (alone or with a parent). Be prepared to complete a book report that the teachers will give you when you return to school in August.

Grades 3
Students should read two books (one fiction and one non-fiction). Be prepared to complete a book report that the teachers will give you when you return to school in August.

Grade 4
The incoming fourth graders are required to read two chapter books. You will be asked to do a book report after you return in August. Please wait to do your book report until the guidelines are provided by your new teacher.

Grade 5
The incoming fifth graders are required to read the book:
The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare.
When students return in August, they should be prepared to :
1. Discuss the book including plot, characters, and events
2. Take a test on the book. The test will be graded as part of Social Studies.
3. Teachers request the students have a printed copy of the book.
For those who may wonder why the 5th grade has a specific book, it is because this book relates closely to the Social Studies unit on Native Americans. Reading the book will be a great preparation for understanding and dialog in class.

Grades 6, 7 & 8

Below you will find the summer reading titles for upcoming 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.  Students are expected to read the titles by the end of the summer and have them read by the first day of school.  ELA teachers will complete some type of assessment with the students during the first weeks of school.  All books can be purchased online or at your local Barnes and Nobles, or rented at your local library.
5th going into 6th: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
6th going into 7th: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
7th going into 8th: Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
Practice, practice, practice! In the lower grades have the addition and subtraction facts at your figure tips. From grade 3 -8, know the multiplication facts and division as well as you know your name. Look for on-line activities for math drill.

Websites for math practice during the summer: (math practice, free for the summer) (paid program for math/language arts) (grades 1-6, free with small ads) (a classroom favorite) (free, ads, all math levels)

Spanish Summer Review Grade 7 & 8

Have a wonderful summer break!

School Supplies

Grade 1-8 school supply lists will be available very soon.

Thank you for  purchasing supplies for your child’s grade in 2017-18.

Preschool and Kindergarten – Supplies are included in the tuition.
Grades 1 to 8 – School supplies can be purchased at a local store.

2017-18 Supplies – Grade 1

2017-18 Supplies – Grade 2

2017-18 Supplies – Grade 3

2017-18 Supplies – Grade 4

2017-18 Supplies – Grade 5

2017-18 Supplies – Grades 6-7-8

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    He is the unseen, but ever present Teacher in its classes.
    He is the model of its faculty and the inspiration of its students.
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