Fifth Grade Supply List

Dear Fifth Grade Student, 

Yes, that would be you! In order to have a successful fifth grade school year, and not lose precious reading skills, it is absolutely necessary that you read daily during the summer. Over the summer, review and memorize all of your multiplication facts, multiples 1-12. You will be tested on these in the first week of school, for mastery. 

The summer reading list, below, will help you keep your reading skills sharp throughout the summer. You should read every day! Make sure that you are choosing a novel from the list, on or somewhat near your level, that you have never read before. There will be an in-school project related to the chosen book. Helpful websites to plan your reading and reserve books: (an app can be downloaded for requesting books) and Learning Ally (The app must be downloaded). 

Summer Reading List Suggestions: (ALL of these books are also available for download on Learning Ally!)

 Clementine, by Sara Pennypacker (O) 

Jake Drake, Teacher’s Pet, by Andrew Clements (O) 

Fantastic Mr. Fox, by Roald Dahl (P) 

Riding Freedom, by Pam Munoz Ryan (P) 

Tough to Tackle, by Matt Christopher (P) 

I Survived: The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912, by Lauren Tarshis (Q) 

The Homework Machine, by Dan Gutman (Q) 

Touch Blue, by Cynthia Lord (R) 

Eggs, by Jerry Spinelli (R) 

Turtle in Paradise, by Jennifer A. Holm (S) 

Ida B, by Katherine Hannigan (S) 

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E. L. Konigsburg (S) 

Troublemaker, by Andrew Clements (T) 

The Kid Who Ran for President, by Dan Gutman (T) 

Every Soul a Star, by Wendy Mass (U) 

Extra Credit, by Andrew Clements (U) 

Savvy, by Ingrid Law (U) 

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, by Wendy Mass (U) 

Lawn Boy, by Gary Paulsen (V) 

The Underdogs, by Mike Lupica (V) 

The Wanderer, by Sharon Creech (V) 

Flush, by Carl Hiaasen (W) 

Dead End in Norvelt, by Jack Gantos (Y) 


Have a wonderful summer! ☺ 


Your new teachers: Mrs. Bell, Mrs. Flynn, Mrs. Keeney, Mrs. Sharpley, and Ms. Stanton



5th Grade: 2023-2024 School Year Supply List 


 On the first day of school, your child will be given a student planner (homework book), and a take-home folder. Organization is a very important part of succeeding in 5th grade. Your teacher will help you to set up your ELA binder and Social Studies/Science binder. 


 Suggested supplies: 

1. Pencils 

2. 1 personal pack of colored pencils 

3. Highlighter marker (any color) 

4. 2 folders (1 for math, 1 for specials) 

5. 2 marble composition books (1 for reading, and one for writing) 

6. 2 three-ring binders, one inch deep (1 for Language Arts & 1 for Science/Social Studies) 7. 1 set of tab dividers for binders (used to separate topics) 

8. 1 pack of dry erase markers (which may need to replaced as student runs out) 9. 2 boxes of tissues 

10. 1 container of cleaning wipes for the class 

11. A set of your own wired headphones to leave at school (needed for all subjects) 

 *** 5th graders should also bring a healthy snack to school each day (not candy) *

Many of these items are available at Absecon Dollar Tree

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