Middle School Summer Assignments 2023
Please contact Mrs. Achenbach or Mrs. Miller with any questions regarding your summer assignments.
All summer assignments are due on the first day of school. Students will read BOTH BOOKS listed below. Students will complete a Google Slide presentation for the book with one (#) and a t-shirt project for the book with (##).
Incoming 6th Grade:
- The Red Bandana (#) – Young Readers Edition – Tom Rinald
Welles Crowther did not see himself as a hero. He was just an ordinary kid who played sports, volunteered at his local fire department, and eventually headed off to college and then Wall Street to start a career. Throughout it all, he always kept a red bandanna in his pocket, a gift from his father. On September 11, 2001, Welles was working on the 104th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center when the Twin Towers were attacked. That day, Welles made a fearless choice and in doing so, saved many lives.
- The One and Only Ivan (##) – Katherine Applegate
Having spent twenty-seven years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes.
Incoming 7th Grade :
- Fever (#) – Laurie Halse Anderson
During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest Philadelphia has ever seen. But then the fever breaks out.
- Wonder (##) – RJ Palacia
“I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.”
August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. Beginning from Auggie’s point of view and expanding to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others, the perspectives converge to form a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope.
Incoming 8th Grade:
- The Boy on the Wooden Box:How the Impossible Became Possible (#) – Leon Leyson
This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler’s list child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance, and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Amon Goeth, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp outside Krakow.
- A Wrinkle In Time (##) – Madeleine L’Engle
Madeleine L’Engle introduced the world to A Wrinkle in Time and the wonderful and unforgettable characters Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, and their friend Calvin O’Keefe.
When the children learn that Mr. Murry has been captured by the Dark Thing, they time travel to Camazotz, where they must face the leader IT in the ultimate battle between good and evil―a journey that threatens their lives and our universe.
Middle School Math Summer Work
All students are required to complete the following IXL assignments prior to returning to school. For an assignment to be considered complete, you must reach mastery (100%) OR work on the lesson for 30 minutes. Please use the lists below to see which assignments you must complete.
Please contact Mrs. Miller with any questions regarding your summer math assignments.