Summer Activities for you

Book Lists for rising Kindergarteners and rising 1st graders

    FOR MY UPCOMING KINDERGARTEN CLASS-- I can't wait to meet you in September!  These are some of my favorite books, perhaps you'd like reading them with your family this Summer! We will do lots of reading together in Kindergarten, so get a jump on the joy of reading this Summer!
    • Piggie and Elephant series
    • Dr. Seuss books
    • Monkey and Elephant Get Better
    • My Friend and I
    • Simon and Molly, plus Hester
    • Pinch and Dash and the Terrible Couch
    • How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?
    • Wemberly Worried
    • The Kissing Hand
    • Planet Kindergarten
    • Chrysanthemum
    • Pete the Cat, Rocking in My School Shoes

    Keep a Summer writing journal! Draw and write to tell about things you do together with your family, make up stories/poems, and/or create characters. 

    Count things around you! Practice writing your numbers to 20. Practice adding and subtracting within 5. Explore the shapes around you.
    FOR MY RISING 1ST GRADERS-- So long Kindergarten, Hello Summer!  
    Enjoy your Summer with your family.  Read books together, sing songs, take trips, write in a journal, count objects all around you, and be ready for 1st grade in the Fall.  Be sure to login to some of the websites on my website link to get extra practice at various skills as well!   Here are some selected book recommendations for my rising 1st graders to read over the Summer:
    • A Bad Case of the Stripes
    • Dinosaur Time
    • Hi! Fly Guy series
    • Junie B. Jones series
    • Nate the Great series
    • I Can Read books
    • Puffin Easy-to-Read books
    • Z Was Zapped
    • Ten Sly Piranhas
    • When Sheep Cannot Sleep
    • Leo the Late Bloomer
    • The Hello, Goodbye Window
    • Owen
    • A Story, A Story 
    • Cookie Fiasco
    • Flowers Are Calling
    • Ice Cream Summer
    • Strictly No Elephants
    • Waiting for High Tide
    • We Are Growing!