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2016 Middle School Summer Notes

Happy Summer! Please take a look below for lunch guidelines, school supply lists, and summer reading and math assignments for middle school students. See you in August!

Zero and Low Waste Lunch at SFS

We hope you have noticed that at The San Francisco School we are striving towards creating a greener, more earth friendly campus. One big step is creating a zero (or low) waste lunch system. An average American student creates 67 pounds of lunchtime waste per school year. For an entire school, the amount becomes staggering. Please help us minimize food and packaging waste by packing waste-free or low-waste lunches.

Guidelines for packing a lunch

Summer Assignments & School Supply Lists

For more details regarding each of these assignments please contact the Front Desk as there are copies of each assignment available if needed. The teachers either emailed detailed instructions or provided students with hard copies at the end of the year.

Rising Sixth Grade

Math

Three options to choose from:

1. Complete 24 (or more) lessons in The 5th Grade Summer Math Skills Sharpener workbook.
2. Complete at least 9 hours on ALEKS (online math program). http://www.aleks.com/homeschool/buy_aleks_now
3. Complete at least 9 hours on Khan Academy. 
https://www.khanacademy.org/math

Reading

Read three books. The first is required, the next two are books of your choice:

1. The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child by Francisco Jimenez
2. An historical fiction book of your choice!
3. A book of your choice!

School Supplies

See full list here

Rising Seventh Grade 

Math

Teacher provided math packet with 50 practice problems to do the week or two before school begins in August: A copy of that is available at the front desk if needed.

Reading

Read the novel A Long Walk to Water

  • Summarize each chapter in three or four sentences
  • Explore themes listed on the handout from end of year
  • Reflect on life lessons & author’s message

Write a letter to your seventh grade humanities teacher and include a book recommendation.

School Supplies

See full list here

Rising Eighth Grade

Math

Teacher provided math packet with approximately 50 practice problems to do the week or two before school begins in August: A copy of that is available at the Front Desk if needed.

Reading

A photocopy of this reading and the reflection questions is available from the front desk. Read Introduction & Chapter 1 of Howard Zinn’s A Young People’s History of the United States

3-5 sentence responses to the 5 prompts provided

Write a one-page letter to your teacher in which you describe your favorite music and/or dance moves Read any book, graphic novel or magazine of your choosing. Be prepared to share your reflections from your reading on the first day of class.

School Supplies

See full list here

Posted July 12, 2016