Middle School Supply Lists and Summer Reading for 2021-22

Sixth Grade Supply List

  • Backpack
  • Sturdy Ear Buds/Head Phones
  • (2) 2” Binders with Dividers
  • 18 Tabbed Dividers
  • (1) Zipper pouch that can clip into a binder for pencils
  • (1) Composition Notebook
  • (1) 3-subject Spiral Notebook
  • Blue/Black Pens/Pencils/Colored Pencils/Highlighters
  • Loose Leaf, Lined Paper
  • 3 x 3 Post It Notes
  • Plastic File Crate / Milk Crate
  • Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS Scientific Calculator (Available at Wal-Mart or Target)
  • Optional: Sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, refillable water bottle

Sixth Grade Summer Reading

Dear Incoming Sixth Graders,

We are so excited to welcome you to middle school. Sixth grade is a big transition, and we know you want to be ready! One of the expectations we have for our new sixth graders is that you read a book over the summer. It can be any book of your choice that has not been made into a movie. All you have to do is choose one (Choose lots more, if you’d like!) and come to school in September ready to share your thoughts on it. (You’ll find information on how to access books online included with this letter.)

Here are a few great choices for 6th graders:

  • The Crossover, K. Alexander
  • New Kid, J. Craft
  • The Benefits of Being an Octopus, A. Braden
  • Resistance, J. Nielsen
  • Projekt 1065, A. Gratz
  • House Arrest, K.A. Holt
  • The Hidden Oracle, R. Riordan
  • The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise, D. Gemeinhart

So choose a great book, find a shady spot, and enjoy!
We’ll see you in September!
Mrs. Decker, Ms. Fridholm, Ms. Ovsak, Mrs. Wlazlo


Seventh Grade Supply List

  • Book Bag
  • Sturdy Ear buds/headphones

Social Studies

  • Pencils/Colored Pencils

ELA

  • No supplies needed

French

  • Binder with 5 Dividers and Loose Leaf Paper (used only for French)
  • Dry Erase Board with Marker (any color except yellow)
  • Pens (blue or black)
  • Index Cards

Spanish

  • Binder with 5 Dividers and Loose Leaf Paper
  • Index Cards for flash cards
  • Pens/Pencils

Science 7

  • Pencils/Pens (blue & black ink only)

Science 7A

  • 1″ Binder with paper

Math 7

  • Scientific Calculator (must have square root & pi button)
  • 1 to 2” Binder with 3 Dividers with paper (to share with Science)
  • Pencils/Highlighters (2 different colors)

Math 7A

  • Scientific Calculator (must have square root & pi button)
  • 5 Subject Notebook
  • Pencils/Highlighters

Band

Chorus

  • ½” Black Binder
  • Pencils

General Music

  • Sturdy Pocket Folder

7th Grade Summer Reading

Dear incoming seventh graders,
Read this article (below) to prepare for our book series in grade seven: Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Fill in the gods and goddesses chart. I look forward to bringing you into Percy’s world where the natural co-exists with mythology.

Summer Reading An Introduction to Greek Mythology


8th Grade Supply List

  • Book Bag
  • Sturdy Ear buds/headphones

Social Studies

  • 1″ Binder with 5 Dividers
  • Pens/Pencils/Colored Pencils

ELA

  • Folder
  • Pens/Pencils/Highlighters

Science

  • 2″ Binder with 6 Dividers and Paper
  • Pens/Pencils/Highlighter
  • Homework Folder (to be used for all classes)

Math 8

  • 5 subject notebook
  • Scientific Calculator – Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS

Algebra 1 CC

  • 2″ Binder
  • Pencils/Pens/Highlighters
  • TI-84 plus Graphing Calculator to be kept at home (We have a class set for daily use)

    French

    • Binder with 5 Dividers and Loose Leaf Paper (used only for French)
    • Dry Erase Board with Marker (any color except yellow)
    • Pens (blue or black)
    • Index Cards

    Spanish

    • 2″ Binder with 6 Dividers and Paper
    • Pens/Pencils
    • 4×6 Index Cards (speaking practice)

        Band

        Chorus

        • ½” Black Binder
        • Pencils

        Health

        • Composition Notebook
        • Pencils

          8th Grade Summer Reading

        Welcome to the 8th grade! In order to gain an understanding of your reading comprehension skills, I am asking that you select a book to read over the summer. The book is your choice, but it should be a book you have not read before.

        I encourage you to stay away from poetry anthologies and short story collections; however, you are welcome to choose any other genre: memoir, novel, graphic novel, Manga, nonfiction, etc. Aim to find a book that is suited to your reading level and your interests. It should be something you can enjoy!

        If you don’t have access to a physical book at home or via a library, there is an e-library available to you. See the PDF that is titled “SORA Instructions” to find out how to navigate it/check out reading materials there.

        There will be an assignment related to your summer reading book when you return to school in September. In the meantime, just pick something to read, and enjoy!

        If you have questions in regards to the summer reading, feel free to email me at edaley@scsd.org. I am so excited to meet you in the fall. Happy reading!

        Sincerely,
        Ms. Daley

        SORA Instructions

        1. Install the Sora app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or go to soraapp.com.
        2. In Sora, find your school (or enter your school’s setup code), then sign in. Stillwater Middle/High (use your @scsd.org email and password to sign in)
        3. Browse the Explore tab and borrow a book. Your book will open so you can start reading right away.
        4. Close the book and go to your Shelf to see all your books (including assignments). From there, you can: 
          • Tap Open Book or Open Audiobook to read or listen to the book. 
          • Tap Options to renew or return the book, get to your notes and highlights, and more.

        Please contact Mrs. Carpenter at amycarpenter@scsd.org with any questions.


        9th Grade Summer Reading

        Welcome to the ninth grade! In order for me to get a baseline for your reading comprehension and writing skills, I am asking that you pick a book to read over the summer. You will then have to complete an in-class writing assignment based on the reading of your book on Friday, September 17th.

        While this is a book of your choosing, I encourage you to stay away from poetry anthologies and short story collections, but any other genre is open to you. A novel, memoir, graphic novel, Manga, novella, fiction, non-fiction, history, war, romance, sci-fi, etc., I want you to read something that interests and engages YOU.

        While you are reading you need to take a total of twenty active reading notes. They can be in the form of post-its, marginal notes (if the book is your own), notes on separate paper (with the page numbers) but I will be reviewing your notes as part of your summer reading grade. When you are taking notes it would be beneficial to focus your ideas and insights on these four questions/topics*:
        1. What are the most important plot moments in the story and why?
        2. Analyzing the protagonist’s (main character’s) development through the story.
        3. What theme(s) does the author develop throughout the story?
        4. What craft moves (literary terms/devices) do you notice the author using?

        You will need to have your twenty active reading notes and your book with you in class on Friday September 17th.

        For those of you taking 9 Advanced: you will need to do this assignment for two books: one fiction and one non-fiction text of your choosing. Your book of fiction and twenty active reading notes need to be brought into class on Friday September 17th. Your nonfiction book and twenty active reading notes need to be brought to class on Friday, October 1.

        You are welcome to email me throughout the summer if you have any questions. Stay well and I look forward to meeting you!

        Email: jchesney@scsd.org

        (*Questions taken from the Kate Roberts book A Novel Approach)