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Middle School

an engaging project: summer homework for students entering Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grades
click to download instructions (7-page pdf)

A note for Students and parents
from Middle School Head Brenda Stockdale

The Middle School team is excited about the collaborative and interdisciplinary approach we've taken to creating a list of options for students' summer work activities. Every Middle School student will read Peak, a young adult novel by noted author Roland Smith. We hope parents will read it, too! During the course of the year, we will refer to the book and its many lessons.

Please read the document at this link in its entirety before sharing it with your child. You will no doubt have ideas about the best way to go about planning with your son or daughter which activities to complete and what time frame seems reasonable, given your child's/family's summer plans.

It is our hope that your children will find activities that appeal to their interests and they will return to school in the fall excited to share what they learned.

Please reach out to me at any time over the summer if you have questions. Have fun with these activities, and enjoy a beautiful summer full of adventure and relaxation!

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Pitkin County Library in Aspen, offering children's programs all summer

Basalt Regional Library: many summer activities for kids

Carbondale branch of the Garfield County Libraries: a relaxing place to read all summer long


100 Favorite Children's Books: this link offers top picks from the children's librarians at the famed New York Public Library

Newbery Award Winners: here are the top children’s books from each year

Caldecott Books: here are the best picture books from each year

Books for an Adventurous Childhood: this is one of many lists about all topics from the amazing

Reluctant Reader Suggestions: this list comes from CommonSenseMedia

The Book Seer: on this site, you can find another book similar to one you've already enjoyed

Pura Belpre Award Books: this site celebrates the Latino cultural experience with outstanding literature for children and youth

Goodreads: on this site, you can trade book recommendations and find new ones

Aspen Country Day School
85 Country Day Way Aspen, Colorado 81611
Phone: 970.925.1909
Time to consider ACDS

Our PreK to Eighth Grade school in the mountains of Colorado

The Way School Should Be

With a balance of nurture and rigor, children become their best

The Power of Three

Rigorous academics, creative arts, outdoor education

A welcoming community

Our motto, de amicitia: in the spirit of friendship

Out into the wide world

Alums carry the Aardvark spirit far and wide

A culture of generosity

Many ways to help make Country Day's future even brighter

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