Please review Supplies, Summer Reading, & Outdoor Education
- MTS book bag: blue or red (purchase through MTS Office)
- 1 Pencil/pen pouch with zipper (sturdy)
- 1 Extra pencil/pen pouch with zipper (sturdy)
- 1 set Colored pencils: 12-16 sharpened. “Twistables”
- 12 #2 sharpened pencils
- 1 pack broad tip felt pens - set of 8 classic colors
- 1 pack narrow tip felt pens – set of 8 classic colors
- 3 Ballpoint pens: 1 blue, 1 black, 1 red
- 3 Highlighter pens (no metallic or permanent pens)
- 2 Book covers (jumbo and non-sticky) for all hard cover books
- MTS Homework assignment notebook (Required)
- 2 Folders with two pockets
- 4 1” Binders each with 5 dividers
- 2 packages binder paper – white, college ruled 8 1/2” x 11”
- 2 large Erasers
- 1 6” Ruler
- Compass, protractor, 12” ruler with cm and inches
- For home use: Flash cards for Multiplication/Division
- For home use: English dictionary
* MTS is pre-registered in the Office Depot Give-Back Program. When parents, teachers and students purchase school supplies at any Office Depot, 5% of all qualifying items will be tallied toward a merchandise credit for MTS. Our school ID# is: 70010829.
* In an effort to reduce the weight of supplies to be carried by our students, we request that no large binders be brought to school.
* Please label all supplies with student’s name or initials. If you have any questions about school supplies, please contact the front office.
Dear MTS Families,
Summer is upon us. What a great year it has been! I have loved getting to know your children and following their reading adventures. With that said, reading is an important part of everyday life. Just because it is summer, students should not put their books away! The more students read, the better readers they will be. I am strongly encouraging all students to sign up at their local public libraries and participate in the summer reading programs. I might even give prizes to those students who bring in their summer reading lists to me when we resume school in August. The summer reading programs are loads of fun, with some great prizes and fabulous programming. The teen programs are also wonderful opportunities.
Attached is my list by grade levels, and for the middle school grades it is based on content. I always like to tell parents that if you are unsure about a book, check Amazon for the School Library Journal review. They are usually very spot on for very age appropriate material.
While this list is not complete, I put many of my favorites that I recommend and I have also included new books for 2017 as well. I will be busy myself, reading and keeping up with your children this summer with my own reading list.
Many Public libraries will also have reading lists. I will be happy to help with personalized reading lists over the summer and will be available by email July 1st. I’m always happy to hear from my readers.
Here are the links to the public libraries. I’m encouraging all students to get their own library cards.
Marin Country Public Free Library : http://www.marinlibrary.org/
San Francisco Public Library: https://sfpl.org/
If you are going to purchase books, Book Passage is a wonderful bookstore to support and please don’t forget to mention MTS, our school code is 30, and we will receive a rebate for all purchases towards new purchases in the fall. Books, Inc in the city is also a great bookstore with wonderful book clubs and events for students in the intermediate grades.
I hope you find this list helpful. We hope you and your family will read many stories this summer and reap all of the wonderful benefits that reading has to offer! Have a wonderful and restful summer!
4th Grade Outdoor Education
Students will participate in the San Francisco Maritime association's overnight living history program on board the Balclutha, which is permanently docked at the Hyde Street Pier in San Francisco. The year is 1906, and the students, or "lads," are immersed in an overnight journey through the past. As "green" hands they must “step” lively and obtain the necessary skills to set sail on the evening tide. Under the watchful eyes of the ship's four officers, crews receive their orders and are expected to carry them out independently. The lads must listen carefully and utilize their own resources to solve the problems presented to them, whether it be throwing a heaving line, rigging a bosun's chair, or cooking for the entire crew. The program helps students to develop self-confidence and self-reliance, which in turn fosters a sense of responsibility for themselves and their community. The trip will take place on Thursday and Friday, May 3 –4 2018.