Have a wonderful summer filled with ice-cream, fishing, swimming and of course reading!

See below for a list of good summer reading books for 1st graders!  I have also included our first grade supply list!

First Grade

Choose at least 5 books to read together.  Please have your first grader write the title and illustrate a picture to represent his or her favorite part of 5 of the selected books.  In addition, your child may include a list of all the other books that your family read this summer, even those that are not from this list.  Please return this assignment during the first week of school.  Enjoy the adventures!

              Jan Brett 
(The Mitten, The Hat, etc.)
              Arnold Lobel 
(Frog and Toad are Friends, Frog and Toad All Year, etc.)
              Cynthia Rylant (The Relatives Came, Henry and Mudge series books, etc.)
              Janet Stevens 
(Tops and Bottoms, Cook-A-Doodle-Doo, etc.)
              Pat Hutchins 
(The Doorbell Rang, The Wind Blew, etc.)
              Gail Gibbons 
(The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree, Sun Up Sun Down, etc.)
              Mo Willems 
(Knuffle Bunny, Pigeon books, etc.)

Specific Titles:
One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Pinczes
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
The Ox Cart Man by Donald Hall
Pigs Will Be Pigs by Amy Axelrod
Side by Side: Poems to Read Together compiled by

     Lee Bennett Hopkins
This is the Way We Eat Our Lunch by Edith Baer
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein


              "Biscuit (I Can Read)" series by Alyssa Satin Capuucilli
              "Hello Reader" series Step 1 or 2
              "D.W." or "Arthur" series by Marc Brown
              "George and Martha" series by James Marshall
              "A Picture Book of..." biography series by David Adler
              "Step Into Reading" series Step 1 or 2


1st Grade Supply List

3 boxes of #2 sharpened pencils (24 count) (Ticonderoga preferred)

4 boxes (24 count) crayons (Crayola preferred)

5 jumbo or 10 small glue sticks (Elmer’s preferred)

2 rectangular pink erasers

1 (8x5) hard plastic pencil box

3 marble composition books

1 folder with pockets

1 plastic folder with 3 prongs

4 black (low odor) dry erase markers

1 pair scissors (5 inch, pointed tip)

1 pack Crayola markers wide (8-10 pack)

Optional items needed for the classroom:

Gallon size- Zip Lock Freezer bags

Quart size- Zip Lock Freezer bags

Foaming Hand Soap

1 box tissues

Package of heavy-duty sheet protectors

Small clear plastic cups

Hand Sanitizer