Supply List and Summer Work


Incoming 5th Graders Student Supplies

The school will furnish basic school supplies. However, many students find it more convenient and may prefer their own materials rather than share classroom supplies. Please label all personal items with student’s name since these supplies will belong to your child.


The following items are supplies that your child should bring to school:

  • headphones/earbuds (For Listen to Reading during Daily 5)
    • 4 dry erase markers (10 is ideal-one for each month)
    • 1 dry erase eraser
    • 5 spiral notebooks or composition notebooks (different colors-red, blue, green, black)
    • 5 folders (different colors-red, blue, green, yellow, black)
    • 4 pencils
    • 1 eraser
    • 2 highlighters (different colors)
    • 1 box of colored pencils
    • 1 glue stick
    • 1 small bottle of hand sanitizer
    • 1 pencil box or pencil pouch (to keep school supplies in)
    • 1 ruler
    • 1 refillable water bottle (labeled)
    • 1 backpack
    • 1 pad of sticky notes


    Possible Classroom Donations Include:

    • Kleenex
    • Clorox wipes
    • gallon or quart size Ziploc bags
    • paper towels or napkins, paper plates, plastic spoons & forks
    • bandaids
    • white paper lunch bags
    • hand sanitizer
    • Lifesaver mints
    • Smarties
    • dry erase markers
    • sticky notes
    • Wet Ones hand wipes
    • Scotch tape
    • loose leaf lined paper
  • Your child has a summer learning plan for reading and math to complete online for middle school. They will be graded on it in their first semester. They have to do the work during summer vacation.
  • Continue to read from the stories in ELA booklet and answer the questions. Also, practice online the sample passages that are under student resources on the Dearborn Public Schools website. 


  • Math: Do Mobymax and practice your multiplication facts online and using your flashcards in your math bag. Go on NWEA RIT Score Practice through Khan Academy on the Dearborn Public Schools website.
  • For NWEA Math
  • Reading: Read a social studies or science book on MyOn for 30 minutes.
  •  Reading: Read one of your library books.
  • For NWEA Reading NWEA practice sites click here
  • Social Studies: Use your atlas to identify (label) the continents and the 50 states on your laminated U.S./world maps.
  • Handwriting: Practice writing your first name and last name in cursive

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