The first grade teachers hope you enjoy reading lots of good books this summer as you prepare for your first grade year. During the first week of first grade we will take time to let you share the following literacy activity with all of us. Please see directions below.
1. Choose a book from the list provided that you can read independently from our summer reading list.
2. On a piece of paper, at the top of the page write the word “Self”. With a parent’s help, write a word to describe how the book makes you feel. Using crayons, draw a picture to illustrate your feelings.
3. On a separate piece of paper, at the top of the page write the word “Book”. With a parent’s help, write a sentence about something you were reminded of while reading this book. Using crayons, draw a picture to illustrate your thoughts.
4. On a third piece of paper, at the top of the page write the word "World". With a parent’s help, write a sentence telling how events in this story are similar or different to events that happen in our world. Using crayons, draw a picture to illustrate your thoughts.
First Grade Book List:
Arnold, Tedd -No Jumping on the Bed!
Barber, Tiki -Game Day
Bemelmans, Ludwig -Madeline series
Brett, Jan -The Mitten, Comet's Nine Lives
Buehner, Caralyn -The Escape of Marvin the Ape
Bunting, Eve -Anna's Table
Calvert, Pam-Princess Peepers
Clements, Andrew -Slippers at Home, Ringo Saves the Day
Cooper, Helen -The Boy Who Wouldn't Go to Bed
Cronin, Doreen -Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type; Diary of a Worm
Dealey, Erin -Goldie Locks Has Chicken Pox
Dunrea, Olivier -Gossie and Gertie
Edwards, Pamela Duncan and Henry Cole - Livingstone Mouse and sequels
Elliott, Laura -Hunter's Best Friend at School
Falconer, Ian -Olivia
Fleming, Candace -Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!
Gliori, Debi -Flora's Blanket
Hennessy, B.G. -The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Hoberman, Mary -The Seven Silly Eaters
Hoffman, Mary -Amazing Grace
Hutchins, Pat -Where’s the Baby?
Joyce, William -George Shrinks
Kellogg, Steven -The Mysterious Tadpole , Chicken Little, and others
Kimmel, Eric -Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock
Lindbergh, Reeve -The Awful Aardvarks Shop for School
Lubner, Susan -Ruthie Bon Bair, Do Not Go to Bed with Wringing Wet Hair
Lum, Kate -What! Cried Granny
Maloney, Peter -Belly Button Boy
Marshall, James -George and Martha
Mayer, Mercer -There’s an Alligator Under My Bed
McBratney, Sam -I'll Always Be Your Friend
McCarthy, Peter -Hondo and Fabian
McCloskey, Robert -Make Way for Ducklings, One Morning in Maine
McFarland, Lyn -Widget
Numeroff, Laura -If You Give a Pig a Pancake, Beatrice Doesn't Want To
Palatini, Margie -The Web Files
Peet, Bill -Chester, the Worldly Pig
Pilkey, Dav -The Moonglow Roll-a-Rama, The Paper Boy
Pinkney, Andrea -Sleeping Cutie
Rand, Gloria -Salty Dog
Rathmann, Peggy -Officer Buckle and Gloria
Rey, H.A. - the Curious George series
Rohmann, Eric -My Friend Rabbit
Robertson, M.P. -The Egg (a story of dragons)
Rosales, Melodye -Leola and the Honeybears
Rosoff, Meg -Jumpy Jack and Googily
Rylant, Cynthia -Henry and Mudge,The Best Day of All; The Great Gracie Chase: Stop That Dog; Mr. Putter and Tabby Write the Book
Say, Allen -The Lost Lake
Schachner, Judy -Skippyjon Jones books
Sendak, Maurice -Where the Wild Things Are
Shannon, David -Duck on a Bike
Silverman, Erica -Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa, Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa Partners
Sharmat, Marjorie -A Big Fat Enormous Lie
Slonin, David -He Came with the Couch
Stanley, Diane -Goldie and the Three Bears
Stevenson, Janet -Tops and Bottoms
Tryon, Leslie -Albert’s Field Trip
Wells, Rosemary -Yoko, Noisy Nora
Williams, Barbara -Albert's Impossible Toothache
Willems, Mo -Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
Wilson, Eva -Bear Snores On
Yolen, Jane -How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
Young, Amy -Belinda in Paris
Summer Mathematics Assignment:
Please have your child complete the provided math packet over the course of the summer. If you need an additional math packet, please contact Lauren Willson at email@example.com
This math packet highlights the information taught during the kindergarten year. The children will continue to practice these skills throughout first grade. Please use these types of problems as a guide for additional math review work throughout the summer. Studies have shown that math skills decline over the summer without practice. With your help we can ensure that the children begin the next school year with a strong mathematical understanding.