2020-2021 Summer Reading, Summer Math & Supply Lists

Dear SJA Rising Kindergarten through 8th Grade Families, 

We hope you and your loved ones are well and healthy.  Please see below the “2020 SJA Summer Reading and Summer Math” requirements (Mathletics certificates are required and the listed IXL skills, per grade level, are highly recommended).  

Our teachers have been quite busy this week closing out the school year and starting to prepare for August.  Some teachers have already begun their professional development, by participating in three-day Math workshops and in three-day Language Arts workshops, as well as updating their curriculum pacing guides while analyzing Terra Nova scores.  Our faculty is also starting to work on obtaining their Google Teacher certificate.  

Have a fantastic summer!  Many blessings, 

Mrs. Roberts
Principal

Summer Reading

Dear St. Joan of Arc Parents,

We’re excited to share our Summer Reading List for the 2020-2021 school year. We continue to make adjustments to the program to give students the best possible experience while also upholding the desire to turn them into lifelong readers. We know that the number of books read during the summer is consistently related to academic gains. Children who read six or more books over the summer gain more in reading achievement than children who do not. We want to give your child her/his best opportunity to be successful both here at St. Joan of Arc School and beyond. This year we are using a curated list of favorite books among Florida students and media specialists, and they are very sought out during the summer months. Any student who wishes to challenge him/herself is welcome to choose a book from a higher grade level. These books were found on Amazon, Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, Barnes and Noble, and Audible.

Ms. Novoa
Media Specialist & Educational Technologist
novoa_alessandra@stjoan.org

Summer Reading Requirements

Students entering kindergarten through second (K-2)
● Incoming Kindergarten students : Choose and read or be read to at least four picture books from the K – 2 Reading List.
● Incoming first-grade students : Choose and read at least three picture books and one beginning chapter book from the K – 2 Reading List (students may have parents read the beginning chapter book depending on the student’s reading ability).
● Incoming second-grade students : Choose and read at least two beginning chapter books from the K – 2 Reading List.

• Choose and complete one Summer Book Project for your favorite book from the list in the program by Friday of the first week of school.
• Students in first and second grade will take an AR test for their books by the Friday of the fourth week of school.

Students entering second through fifth (3-5)
• Choose and read at least four books from the Grades 3 – 5 List.
• Choose and complete one Summer Book Project for your favorite book from the list in the program by Friday of the first week of school.
• Take an AR test for all four books by the Friday of the second week of school.

Students entering sixth through eighth (6-8)
• Choose and read at least four books from the Grades 6 – 8 List.
• Complete the Newspaper Article Book Project for one of the novels.
• Choose one Summer Book Project to complete for one of the novels. (Cannot be the book that you completed the Newspaper Article Book Project on.)
• All Summer Book Projects will be due by the Friday of the first week of school.
• Students are permitted to take the AR tests remotely after they finish reading their novels. Any AR tests that remain will be taken in Literature class during the second week of school.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE
COMPLETE SJA SUMMER READING PROGRAM AND LISTS

 


Summer Mathletics

Students entering Kindergarten through 8th grade are required to earn five Mathletics certificates. In order to earn a certificate, the student must earn a minimum of 1,000 points within one week. Therefore, we highly encourage students to pace themselves throughout the summer.

For Kindergarten through 4th grade, please provide 5 printed certificates, due to your homeroom teacher on August 14th. Rising Kindergarten through 2nd-grade students who complete ALL 5 certificates will earn a Dress Down Day Pass.

Rising 3rd through 8th-grade students who complete ALL 5 certificates, by August 10th, will earn a 100% quiz grade averaged into their first-quarter grade and a Dress Down Day Pass. (If students do not complete the 5 certificates, it will not hurt their grade.) Middle school students do not need to submit printed certificates since the Math teachers will check if the certificates were completed online.

IXL

For families who are registered, rising 2nd through 8th-grade students will have access to IXL throughout the summer. We encourage our students to work on particular skills for remediation or enrichment pu rposes. For every 5 math skills completed with an 85% score by August 10th, students will receive one of our fabulous giant cafeteria cookies. Students who cannot have or prefer another choice will be provided with other alternative snack options. Belo w is our St. Joan of Arc School homepage link.

IF THE STUDENT ALREADY COMPLETED THE SKILL, HAVE YOUR CHILD DO THE SAME SKILL IN THE NEXT GRADE LEVEL.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE
COMPLETE SJA SUMMER MATH AND IXL PROGRAM

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Summer Supply Lists

Click the links below:

Entering Pre-K3
Pre-K3 Supply List

Entering Pre-K4
Pre-K4 Supply List

Entering Kindergarten
Kindergarten Supply List

Entering 1st Grade
First Grade Supply List

Entering 2nd Grade
Second Grade Supply List

Entering 3rd Grade
Third Grade Supply List

Entering 4th Grade
Fourth Grade Supply List

Entering 5th Grade
Fifth Grade Supply List

MIDDLE SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS

Entering 6th Grade
Sixth Grade Supply List

Entering 7th Grade
Seventh Grade Supply List

Entering 8th Grade
Eighth Grade Supply List