4th and 5th Grade Required Summer Reading

Greetings, Parents of Rising 4th and 5th Graders,

In an effort to continue to bridge the gap between lower school and middle school,
students who will be in fourth and fifth grades during the 2020-2021 school year
will be required to do summer reading. The required reading will be book
selections from the upcoming Battle of the Books list.

Your child will be required to read at least 2 books from the list over the summer. When school resumes in August, he/she will be required to take a Fred test for each book read over the summer, as well as, submit a book summary for both books. The book
summaries will be submitted digitally, when returning to school. The Battle of the
Books list and book summary is attached to this email, posted in your child’s
current Google Classroom and available on the school’s webpage.

For those students who will be participating in the Battle of the Books, it also gives
them an opportunity to start reading before school begins.

Thank you for your support.
Dawn Burt, Director of Lower School and Fourth and Fifth Grade teachers


Elementary Battle of the Books 2020-2021

Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin
Soft Rain by Cornelia Cornelissen
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
Kenny & the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi
Walls Within Walls by Maureen Sherry
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Wish by Barbara O’Connor
Pax by Sara Pennypacker
The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson
Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty
Not If I Can Help It by Carolyn Mackler
The Very, Very Far North by Dan Bar-el

Books can be purchased using AmazonSmile to support FA! 

Summer Reading Journal 2020-2021

Lower School

Head of Lower School
(910) 868-5131 ext. 3322
Katherine Vanias
Lower School Assistant-Nurse
(910) 868-5131 ext. 3323