Welcome to First Grade!
First Grade Recommended Summer Reading
Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
In this rhyming book, read to find out what happens when the children leave the farm animals alone for the day.
Clifford’s Class Trip by Norman Bridwell
Clifford goes on Emily Elizabeth’s field trip and saves the day for a baby whale.
Dinosaur Roar! By Paul & Henrietta Stickland
Meet dinosaurs that are sweet, grumpy, and spiky in this rhyme that is fun to read out loud.
Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash by Sarah Weeks
Mrs. McNosh has so much fun hanging up her laundry on the clothesline that everything else from the house ends up on the line too!
The Enormous Potato by Aubrey Davis
A farmer plants a seed that grows into the biggest potato in the world. It is too big for him to pull out by himself so he has to ask for help from the rest of his family and even a mouse.
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
Grace loves stories and is excited to be in the school play, but the other kids say she’s not right for the part. Her family helps her to learn that she can be anything she wants to be!
Froggy Learns to Swim by Jonathan London
Swimming is supposed to be easy for frogs, but Froggy is scared of the water. With some practice, Froggy becomes an expert swimmer!
Mr. Putter and Tabby series by Cynthia Rylant
Read about the adventures of Mr. Putter and his cat, Tabby!
Poppleton Forever by Cynthia Rylant
Poppleton’s friends try to help him with projects around his house but they cause more problems than they solve.
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice
Sendak Max is sent to bed without dinner, but makes the best of it by using his imagination to transport him to the land of the wild things.
Arthur’s New Puppy by Marc Brown
Arthur is excited to bring home his dog but it’s not as easy as thinks to have a new puppy in the house!
Franklin Rides a Bike by Paulette Bourgeois
Franklin wants to learn to ride a bike without training wheels like his friends. With some help from his mom, he learns in no time!
Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel
Join frog and toad on their adventures!
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
When a generous boy gives a mouse a cookie, it starts a chain of events that keeps them busy all day long!
The Story of Pocahontas by Caryn Jenner
Learn about how Pocahontas helped the settlers at Jamestown in this non-fiction book.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
Alexander wakes up with gum in his hair then trips over his skateboard. He gets in trouble at school and his mom forgot to pack dessert in his lunch. Will his day ever get better?
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Television Dog by David Adler Cam and her friend, Eric, are excited to meet the celebrity dog, Poochie, but he has disappeared! Can Cam come up with a plan to catch the dog-napper and rescue Poochie?
Horrible Harry and the Ant Invasion by Suzy Kline
What a day! It’s the first day of the ant project and class picture day, then one of the class fish gets sick. Is it Harry’s fault?
Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard
The class is rude and disrespectful to their sweet teacher, Miss Nelson, but they learn their lesson when the substitute, Miss Viola Swamp, comes to visit.
Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
When Amelia Bedelia fills in at the Grizzly’s baseball game, she gives new meaning to tagging a player and stealing bases.
1st Grade Supply List
4 boxes of #2 pencils (24 count)
4 boxes (24 count) crayons
5 jumbo or 10 small white glue sticks
2 rectangular pink erasers
1 8x5 hard plastic pencil box
2 marble composition books (100 sheets)
1 folder with pockets (not plastic)
1 Polyo soft plastic 3 ring binder (half inch)
3 black (low odor) dry erase markers
Opitional items needed for the classroom:
Waterless Hand Sanitizer
Gallon Zip lock Freezer/Storage bags
Quart or sandwich Zip Lock Bags
1 box tissues
Package of sheet protectors
Clear plastic cups