Summer Reading, Mathematics, & Course Preparation

Use the tabs below to access academic resources for rising Grades 1 - 8 students, Upper School Humanities courses, AP courses, and ordering textbooks.

 

Grades 1 - 8 Reading

Grades 1 - 4
Students who read and are read to during the summer months are more likely to continue to make progress in the areas of fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. It is important, therefore, that students continue to explore the wonder of books through regular reading during summer vacation. Below you will find some helpful resources for summer reading.
 
Grades 5 - 8
To develop the habit of reading, students are encouraged to read daily throughout the summer. They may choose from a variety of sources (e.g., books, newspapers, magazines, journals, essays, and poetry). Consider using these resources as you choose reading materials.
 
Fitz Between the Shelves - and connect with Mrs. FitzHenry via social media using #stabsummerreading. View what students and teachers have posted below! If you do not participate in social media, but want to share what you've been reading, feel free to email what you're reading to Mrs. FitzHenry with subject line "#stabsummerreading" so she can post on your behalf.

Grades 1 - 6 Mathematics

Over the summer, the math team encourages you to continue your child’s mathematical development. Children should be given opportunities to play, explore, and develop mathematical ideas. Here is a suggested list of activities by grade you and your child can engage in over the summer to help foster a love of math and continue practicing skills learned over the school year. This is far from a comprehensive list, but should put you on the path to finding activities that your child will enjoy.

Please also know that Reflex accounts for rising Grades 2 - 6 students will remain active throughout the summer.

World Language

Summer is a great time to work on your current world language skills or to try out a new language. To that end, the St. Anne’s-Belfield World Language Department is offering our students access to the multimodal language-learning platform of Middlebury Interactive. Students who are already enrolled in a course will have access to their current course throughout the summer to review what they have learned over the course of the year in order to keep their skills sharp for the fall at no additional cost.

Students who are not currently enrolled in a Middlebury course or students who wish to add an additional Middlebury Course (June 1 - Aug. 1) may be enrolled for a fee of $25. The possible courses include: Spanish (Levels 1 - 3), French (Levels 1 - 3), Latin (Levels 1 - 2), German (Levels 1 - 2), and Mandarin (Levels 1 - 2). Please note that summer access to this interactive program is for self-study only; students will not be monitored by a teacher. Moreover, St. Anne’s-Belfield World Language courses use this platform as part of a blended classroom experience and our curricula do diverge at certain points; self-study on Middlebury is not equivalent to a year of French, Latin, or Spanish (the languages currently offered) in the Upper School and may not be used to replace a year of study in our program.

Families interested in enrolling in a new Middlebury course should contact middlebury@stab.org.

 

AP French Language & Culture

Please click here to download the summer reading assignment. Email Isabelle Reeves if you have any questions.

 

AP Spanish Language

Please click here to download the summer reading assignment, as well as the work for each month: June, July, August. Email Paloma Visscher-Gingerich if you have any questions.

US Humanities

  • For each Humanities course in the Upper School, students will read two or three common books (see the list below)
  • In addition to these common books, students should read at least two other books of their choice
  • To develop the habit of reading, students should try to read on a daily basis

Over the summer, students are welcome to start reading for the Renaissance Reading program. Although the required reading assignments below do not count towards this program, students are encouraged to choose their independent reading from the Renaissance Reader List that contains current faculty suggestions. Students who complete five books and are able to complete their discussions will be recognized as Renaissance Readers.

 

Course

Book Title

Author

ISBN

English 9

The Bean Trees

The Tao of Pooh

Barbara Kingsolver

Benjamin Hoff

9780061765223

9780140067477

Humanities
10 (non-honors)

Persepolis

Catcher in the Rye

Marjane Satrapi

J.D. Salinger

978-0375714573

978-7543321724

Honors
Humanities 10

Catcher in the Rye

In the Time of the Butterflies

J.D. Salinger

Julia Alvarez

978-7543321724

978-1565129764

American Studies
(non-honors)

The Great Gatsby

The Fire Next Time

F. Scott Fitzgerald

James Baldwin

978-0-679-74472-6   

978-0-7432-7356-5

Honors American Studies

The Great Gatsby

The Fire Next Time

Song of Solomon

F. Scott Fitzgerald

James Baldwin

Toni Morrison

978-0-7432-7356-5

9780679744726

978-1400033423

Humanities 12

A Long Way Home
Shanty Town

Saroo Brierley
Cesar Aira

13: 978-0425276198
9780811219112

Honors
Humanities 12

The Sympathizer

When Breath Becomes Air

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Paul Kalanithi

978-0802124944

978-0812988406

AP Classes

AP Chemistry

Use the following links to download these important documents:

Email Meg Van Liew if you have any questions.

 

AP French Language & Culture

Please click here to download the summer reading assignment. Email Isabelle Reeves if you have any questions.

 

AP Spanish Language

Please click here to download the summer reading assignment, as well as the work for each month: June, July, August. Email Paloma Visscher-Gingerich if you have any questions.

Textbooks

Online ordering for textbooks and/or summer reading for the 2019 - 2020 year will open July 1. Please visit MBS.

 

 

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