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1st Grade Suggested Summer Reading

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, Elephant & Piggie, 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


2021-2022 1st Grade Supply List

  • 2 boxes of #2 sharpened pencils (24 count) (Ticonderoga preferred if possible)
  • 2 boxes (24 count) crayons
  • 5 jumbo or 10 small glue sticks
  • 2 rectangular pink erasers
  • 1 (8x5) hard plastic pencil box
  • 2 marble composition books
  • 1 folder with pockets
  • 1 folder with 3 prongs
  • 1 soft plastic 3 ring binder (half inch)
  • 4 black (low odor) dry erase markers
  • 1 pair scissors (5 inch, pointed tip)
  • Crayola Ultra Clean Wash Thick Markers 8 count

Optional items needed for the classroom:

  • Gallon size- Zip Lock Freezer bags
  • Quart size- Zip Lock Freezer bags
  • Hand Soap
  • 1 box tissues
  • Package of heavy-duty sheet protectors
  • Clear plastic cups
  • Hand sanitizer