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St. Vincent de Paul School Summer Reading
Grades 5th -8th
Besides being enjoyable, summer reading is very important in order to maintain and strengthen your reading skills. I hope all of you take advantage of the wonderful summer programs that the public libraries have to offer. I would encourage you to look at the website for the King County Library System: to view their book lists by grade level as well as other resources they have.
Attached to this page you will find a book log that you can use this summer. Students who return this book log (or one form the public library) to me by Friday, September 6th, will receive a prize.
Happy Reading!

~Mrs. Schuler~

Be Summer Sharp!

Research suggests that continued academic work over the summer significantly reduces the “academic summer slide” in reading and math. This means we can spend less time in September reviewing when students consistently practice in these two content areas over the summer. 

We suggest that students in grades one through eight read for 15-30 minutes a day. If you have younger children, please read to your little ones each day. Check the online reading lists from the Federal Way Library and Barnes and Noble. The King County Library link is listed below. 

We also suggest that students in grades one through eight practice math skills at their most recent grade level at least three times a week. Suggested math resources are listed below. 

We want everyone to enjoy the summer, but we also hope that all students will be “summer sharp” when they return in August! 

--Wanda and the Faculty 

King County Library Reading List 

Math Resources 

Online Math Programs and Websites These online math programs and websites can help keep math skills “summer sharp.” 

Student practices unlimited math problems. Parents have access to a detailed report of progress.
Price: $10-$15 per month. 
Students build math skills using math videos.
Price: Free 
This program is for students in grades K-12. Students practice hundreds of math topics in 10-question increments. It also includes “Live Mathletics” where students race with math problems against other students around the world in real-time. Consists of games, Rainforest Math, printable resources, interactives, video tutorials, and a reporting system.
Price: $14.95 per month for one student, 2nd student $5. 
This is an adaptive math practice program with measurable student progress. From grades 1 to 8, Algebra I, and Geometry.
Price: $14.95 per month for one student, second student $5. 


Printable Worksheets
These sites have printable worksheets to help keep math skills “summer sharp.”