Summer Assignments

Summer 2022

Advanced English I & English I – Welcome to STA!  As an incoming freshman, you must complete a summer reading assignment by the first day of school. Your assignment contains two parts and is worth a possible 20 points. Read the novel The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Then, complete the following attached assignment.  A digital copy of your typed questions is due the first week of school. You can bring these to class on a flash drive or on your tablet.  Students who attend the STArt Week will be provided a copy of the summer novel. (See attachment)

French II:  (1) Review French I vocab groups for Units 5-8 at French 1-AMICK folder; and (2) watch this episode of Le Petit Nicolas “Rex” on YouTube for an in-class activity.

College French III:  (1) Review French II vocab groups for Units 3-7 at French 2 – AMICK; and (2) write a postcard in French about your summer. Bring it to class to share on our second day in class.

Algebra I and Support Algebra I: This assignment is not mandatory and will not be counted for a grade. This is to assist students in preparing for their upcoming semester in Algebra 1. Students should not need to create a Nearpod account to complete this assignment. Here is the link to the activity: Nearpod – Summer Algebra 1 Prep @ STA!

Honors World Literature and World Literature – Sophomores will read and annotate First They Killed My Father. ISBN-10:‎ 0060856262. They should mark themes and significant passages and be prepared to engage in student-led discussions. For our first assignment, students will use the annotations to prepare a critical analysis essay responding to a specific prompt.

AP World History – Students in AP World History will complete the attached worksheets in preparation for the fall semester. These activities will be due the first day of school, printed out and ready to discuss. This will form the foundation for the beginning of our course – providing historical context for AP curriculum. (See attachment)

Spanish: Students will use Duolingo. Spanish Assignment

Mandarin II: (Optional) Review Lesson 1-4 vocabulary, watch Chinese TV, and listen to Mandarin music. (Extra Point) Blog with Lin laoshi/Ms. Lin (See attachment)

French II: (1) Review French I vocab groups for Units 5-8 at French 1-AMICK folder (same as https://quizlet.com/aliceamick/folders/french-1-amick/sets); and (2) watch the following episode of Le Petit Nicolas “Rex” on YouTube for an in-class activity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2tkdiPOkp0

College French III: (1) Review French II vocab groups for Units 3-7 at French 2 – AMICK (same as https://quizlet.com/aliceamick/folders/french-2-amick/sets ); and (2) watch a French language film (if rated above PG-13, you will need to bring a signed note of consent to class from a parent or guardian), and write a film review about it in French (minimum 40 words, double-spaced). PowerPoint welcome but not required.

College French IV: (1) Review French III vocab groups for Units 7-9 at French 3 – AMICK (same as https://quizlet.com/aliceamick/folders/french-3-amick/sets ); and (2) watch a French language film (if rated above PG-13, you will need to bring a signed note of consent to class from a parent or guardian), and write a film review about it in French (minimum 50 words, double-spaced). PowerPoint welcome but not required.

College Counseling (all juniors) – Explore Scoir. If you have not yet registered with Scoir, you may do so here.

    • “Follow” schools in the College section of Scoir and add to My Colleges
    • Complete the YOUScience career aptitude test (90 minutes) and interest inventory in Scoir and save related careers to your Career Profile
    • Shadow and/or volunteer in possible career interest area
    • Take a virtual college tour (on college website under Admissions or Prospective Student page) of at least three colleges of interest (also check out the Academics and Student Life sections of college websites)
    • Follow College Counseling on Instagram at sta_college_counseling​

AP English Literature – As an AP Literature student at STA, your assignment is to read Educated by Tara Westover and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald this summer. You should read these works well, annotating along the way. You should be prepared to take a quiz over both works with some character and quotation identification. In addition to the quizzes, the class will engage in discussions, so be ready to talk about passages that you found significant and what themes they reflect.  The editions for purchase: ISBN-13: 978-0399590504 (for Educated) and ISBN-13: 978-1982146702 (for The Great Gatsby)

American Literature – Read and annotate Educated by Tara Westover. ISBN-13: 978-0399590504

AP US American History – See attachment. Students will read both the historiographical essays and the readings from the online textbook. They will complete a short essay exam the first week of class.

Spanish – Students will use Duolingo. Spanish Assignment

College French III – (1) Review French II vocab groups for Units 3-7 at  French 2 – AMICK; and (2) write a postcard in French about your summer. Bring it to share on our second day in class.

College French IV – (1) Review French III vocab groups for Units 7-9 at French 3 – AMICK; and (2) watch a French language film (if rated above PG-13, you will need to bring a signed note of consent to class from a parent or guardian), and write a film review about it in French (minimum 50 words).

AP Chemistry – Nothing is assigned officially, but you may find yourself more prepared for the class if you use Khan Academy to refresh yourself on intermolecular forces, periodic trends and stoichiometry. This would take about 3-6 hours of your time and set you off in the right direction.

AP Psychology – See attachment

AP Physics – See Attachment

AP BiologySee Attachment

AP Environmental ScienceSee Attachment

Mandarin III

    • (Optional) 复习第五、六、七、八课生词和 Sentence.
    • (Required) 第九课对话一作业本和写字本 + 第九课对话二作业本和写字本 (See attachment)
    • (Extra Point) Blog with Lin laoshi/Ms. Lin. (See attachment)

College European History I – Students, please look at this brief optional list for summer readings opportunities..

College Counseling (all seniors) – Scoir College Self-Inventory: located under My Profile>Surveys>2022 Self-Inventory. This is mandatory for all seniors. Remember to save periodically so you do not lose your responses. The Class of 2022 Self-Inventory is available from May 1 to September 1. Parent brag sheets are also due September 1 (available in Scoir and emailed to parents). Continue to work on your college portfolio: resume, possible college essay topics/drafts, college major exploration, and your college list. Remember to “follow” colleges on Scoir, and/or add to My Colleges in Scoir or Colleges I’m Thinking About in Naviance.

College App Work Day – Monday, August 8 – 3-6 p.m. in Windmoor. If you would like to work on the Common Application or institutional applications before the school year begins and receive assistance from College Counseling, bring your laptop, snacks and resume to campus. We will be available from 3-6 p.m. to assist you. Optional, and only for STA students. The Common App is typically used by more than 70% of the class and will roll over for your class on August 1.

    • Brainstorm on college essay topics and read a few sample college essays. Use the brainstorming exercises discussed in your April seminar, the handout is in MyDrive on Scoir (left menu).
    • Class of 2023 College Application Kick Off Night (seniors and parents) – Wednesday, Aug. 17 – 7:00 pm STA Auditorium. MANDATORY!
    • Follow College Counseling on Instagram sta_college_counseling

Service Projects (all seniors) – You must complete 25 volunteer hours and record them in the Helper Helper app by senior orientation day to be eligible for Senior Privileges. Ten hours were to be completed during Junior year with your service agency, and 15 are to be completed this summer. Of the 15 summer service hours, five must be with your agency and 10 can be anywhere.

Senior Writing and Literature –  As a Senior Writing and Literature student at STA, you must read Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro this summer. Read this work closely, annotating along the way. Be prepared to take a test, short answer, with character and quotation identification related to theme. (Comes only in hardback edition: ISBN-13: 978-0593318171)

AP English LanguageThis summer, AP English students at St. Teresa’s Academy are required to read Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. Read this work closely, annotating along the way; annotate for themes related to artificial intelligence/technology, socioeconomic status, and what it means to be human.  Be prepared to take a test, short answer, with character and quotation identification related to theme.  (Comes only in hardback edition: ISBN-13: 978-0593318171).

Also, students must read two chapters from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden: “Where I Lived, and What I Lived For” and “Solitude” (please use this FREE ONLINE edition) Walden, by Henry David Thoreau, and “Graven Images,” by Saul Bellow from The Best American Essays of the Century, ISBN-13: 978-0618155873 (we will use this text throughout the semester and is a required book to purchase). Please read the texts closely and annotate them. On the first day of school, all students must be prepared to take an assessment over the texts. The class also will devote the first few weeks of school engaging in discussions and essays centered on complementary and contradictory thematic elements within these works, especially views on the environment, nature, solitude, community, hope, despair, what it means to be human, and images of self/artificial self.

College Composition – As a College Composition student at STA, you must read Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro this summer. Read this work closely, annotating along the way. Be prepared to take a test, short answer, with character and quotation identification related to theme.  (Comes only in hardback  edition: ISBN-13: 978-0593318171)

Art Portfolio – Summer assignments help alleviate the pressure during the school year of producing the many quality pieces needed for a successful portfolio. There are three assignment categories: Sketchbook Assignments (20), Life Drawings (2), and Projects (2). Completing more of these pieces than required will put you that much further ahead when school starts. Here are the assignments. Assignments are due: Second class meeting of the 2022-2023 school year.

AP Psychology – See attachment

AP Physics – See attachment

AP BiologySee attachment

AP Environmental ScienceSee attachment

AP Chemistry – Nothing is assigned officially, but you may find yourself more prepared for the class if you use Khan Academy to refresh yourself on intermolecular forces, periodic trends and stoichiometry. This will take about 3-6 hours of your time and set you off in the right direction.

Spanish – Students will use Duolingo Spanish Assignment

Mandarin IV – (Optional) Watch Chinese TV, listen to Mandarin music, sing Chinese songs, and read Chinese news. (Extra Point) Blog with Lin laoshi/Ms. Lin. (See attachment)

College French IV – (1) Review French III vocab groups for Units 7-9 at French 3 – AMICK; and (2) watch a French language film (if rated above PG-13, you will need to bring a signed note of consent to class from a parent or guardian), and write a film review about it in French (minimum 50 words).

AP U.S. Government and Politics – You will need to complete the following assignment by Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at the beginning of class. Email your assignment to me at kdaily@stteresasacademy.org. The assignment can be found by clicking AP US Government & Politics Summer Assignment.

College European History I – Students, please look at this brief list for optional summer readings opportunities.