5th-6th Grade

“Education is so much more than reading, writing, and math. Education is first and foremost teaching and training children to know Jesus as their personal Friend and Savior. It is fostering a character in students that is reflective of Jesus. I believe that my role as an educator is to teach children not only for today and tomorrow, but also for eternity.”
Shannon Hagen, 5-6 Teacher

Special Things to Look Forward to in 5th and 6th Grade:
5 Mile Hike
Ouzel Lake (odd year)
Alberta Falls (even year)
Outdoor School
Rocky Mountain National Park Winter Nature Classes
Music Festival – Districtwide
Go Friday – Marisol Homes, Loveland Street Corner Prayer Project
HMS Yearbook Team
AmeriTown (even year)

School Supplies:
$35 School Supply fee, applied to your first month billing
Water bottle – NOT glass
Lunch box
Headphones (something similar, not earbuds)
Papermate mechanical pencils

Dear Parents and Students,
As we approach the summer break, I am delighted to share with you a curated list of recommended reads for our HMS Richards Adventist School community. Please find
attached the list of books that I believe will inspire, entertain, and expand young minds.
Before suggesting any book to your child, I encourage you to review the content yourself to ensure it aligns with your values and preferences. Additionally, remember
that this list is just the beginning. This list is only the start. As you delve into the world of literature, you will stumble upon new authors and titles that capture your child’s
Reading is not just an activity; it’s a journey that allows us to travel, learn, explore, and imagine. I hope this summer provides ample opportunities for your family to embark on
exciting literary adventures.

Wishing you all a wonderful summer!
Mrs. Jordan
HMS Richards Adventist School

Little Britches
Treasures of the Snow
The Great Wheel
The Door in the Wall
When my Name Was Keoko
The Penderwicks
Mr. Tucket
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farms
My Side of the Mountain
Amos Fortune

The Perilous Road
The Sign of the Beaver
Bud, Not Buddy
Caddie Woodlawn
Dear Mr. Henshaw
The Sign of the Beaver
The Kidnapped Prince
Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule

Little Pear
Because of Winn Dixie
The Box-Car Children
The Moffats
Ginger Pye
Gentle Ben
Homer Price
A Lion to Guard Us
Shoeshine Girl
Stone Fox

Number the Stars
The Trailblazer Series (Dave & Neta Jackson)
Spotted Boy and the Comanches – Cason
Nyla and the White Crocodile – Youngberg
The Secret of the Cave – Maxwell
Fire on the Mountain -Youngberg
Swift Arrow – Cunningham
Twenty and Ten
Guides Greatest (Book Series)

This is the ideal age for children to immerse themselves in enriching audio content that ranges from stories tracing history from creation, through world and American history as well as true-to-life narratives that instill Christian morals and values.
These true stories are perfect for our students who are eager to absorb lessons and narratives that shape their understanding of the world. We encourage you to dive into
this treasure trove of audio recordings, each crafted to captivate young minds and nurture their moral compass. Follow the link provided for a selection of some of the
finest audio tales for children, spanning a myriad of themes and adventures. With hundreds of stories awaiting discovery, embark on a journey of through time. Enjoy the
wonder of storytelling and the lessons it imparts.
Your Story Hour