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Grade 8

cforest@materdolorosaschool.org

 

Happy Summer Vacation 

I hope that everyone has a Wonderful and Safe Summer Vacation!  Please enjoy your days of rest and relaxation.  Don't forget to read when you get the chance, and practice those "Math Facts".   :)

 

Supply List for Incoming 8th Grade 

 

1 - Computer Folder

5 - Pocket Folders (For Each Subject)

6 - Single Spiral Notebooks (For Each Subject)

1 - Assignment Notebook (Will be provided by School)

1 - Pkg. Filler Paper

1 Set of Cray-Pas/Chalk Pastels (A.C. Moore Etc)

1 Set of Markers and Colored Pencils

Some Glue Sticks

A Pair of Scissors

5 Book Covers (Cloth or Paper to cover our older books)

1 Scientific Calculator *** (Hopefully you still have from 7th Grade) ***

**** 1 PKG - PENCILS ****

**** 1 PKG - PENS ****

1 - BOX OF TISSUES & PAPER TOWELS FOR THE CLASSROOM

OPTIONAL (But Greatly Appreciated)

*** CLOROX WIPES & HAND SANTIZER ***

** Microphone Headset (with USB) for Language Lab (May use your same one from last year) **

Thank You So Much and Looking Forward to a Great School Year!

 

Summer Reading Assignment

 The following summer reading assignments for the incoming 8th grade students are to read two books.  The required book is The War Below, and you may choose a book from the four choices listed below that are recommended by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).  These books may be purchased or loaned out from public libraries.

 

The War Below  by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

(ISBN 978-1-338-27763-0)   Is an action packed story of daring quests and fights for survival.  Inspired by true events, this novel is a testament to the strength of the human spirit in the face of war.

Please choose one of the following for your 2nd book:

Booked   by Kwane Alexander

(ISBN: 9780544570986)  The thrill of a soccer tournament, the pressure of family expectations, the social minefield of crushes and bullies, and the beauty of words are all explored in the exciting, extraordinary novel in verse.

 

Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk

(ISBN: 9781101994856)  Orphaned and determined to uncover her past, Crow sets sail on a journey of self-discovery.

Samurai Rising  by Pamela S. Turner

(ISBN: 9781580895842)  An epic tale of warriors and rebellion reveals how Minamoto Yoshitune became the greatest samurai in Japanese history.

 

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker

(ISBN: 9780803740815)  Like many other children during World War II, Ada and Jamie are being evacuated to live with strangers in the countryside, away from the bombings.  They are leaving their mother and all they have known.  How could this possibly be the best thing that could ever happened to them?

Assignment:  Please read The War Below and a second book from the four choices listed.  Once you complete reading these books, please write a summary on each book.  These summaries should be at least two pages long, and should be typed.  Both of these papers will be graded and discussed at the start of the school year.  These two required summer reading summaries will be collected by Friday, August 31, 2018.  As always, your support and cooperation are truly appreciated.  Thank You So Much.

 

Have a Great Summer!

Mrs. Forest :)