Suggested Titles for Summer Reading

Our first grade daily minutes of reading minimum is 20 minutes per day.

Please read a minimum of three books this summer. 


A Little House Chapter Books

All Aboard Readers (Scholastic)

All Aboard Science Readers (Scholastic)

Amelia Bedilia

Arthur Chapter Books

Breyer Stablemates’ Series

DK Eyewitness Chapter Books


Frog and Toad Series

Henry and Mudge Series

I Spy Readers by Jean Marzollo

Jack Prelutsky  (Poetry)

Magic School Bus Chapter Books

Math Adventures by Cindy Neuschwander

Nate the Great Series

Poppleton and Friends

Scholastic First Biographies

Scholastic Questions and Answer Series

Scholastic Seymour Simon readers (non-fiction)

Scholastic Step into Reading Series

The Littles First Readers

Tikki Tikki Tembo

Where the Wild Things Are

 Advanced Readers

A to Z Mysteries Series

Cam Jansen Series

Flat Stanley Series

Geronimo Stilton Series

Horrible Harry Series

Jigsaw Jones Series

Little House Chapter Books

Little House on the Prairie

Magic Tree House Series

My Secret Unicorn Series

Puppy Place, The (Little Apple Readers)

Harry Potter

The Littles

Favorite Authors

Arnold Lobel

Betsy Maestro and Giulio Maestro

Beverly Cleary

Don Freeman

E.B. White

Jean Craighead George

Kate DiCamillo

Kathryn Lasky

Kevin Henkes

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Louis Sachar

Melvin and Gilda Berger

Nina Laden

Pam Munoz Ryan

Patricia Polacco Books

Roald Dahl

Ruth Heller

Shel Silverstein

Tomie de Paola

*Also, tongue twisters and riddle rhymes are excellent for language development


Teacher Appreciation Gifts
Teacher Appreciation Gifts

adventure Each year the teachers and faculty of Millhopper Montessori School work incredibly hard to help our children learn and grow in a safe and healthy environment. During Teacher Appreciation Week we like to let them know how much we value their efforts. This year’s theme is designed to honor each individual’s interests and choices. As part of our Teacher Appreciation Week activities, the PTO Appreciation Committee is pleased to once again offer the opportunity to purchase for our teachers and staff a gift certificate to a local merchant of their choice. By many families contributing to the same gift, they are able to select something special. Participation is optional and we hope the program will alleviate some of the stress of this busy time of year. If you would like to participate, please place your order on this webpage or you may review the letter that was mailed to your home and indicate the dollar amount you wish to contribute next to the individual’s name. Please total all your contributions and return the form with cash or check (made out to MMS PTO) in an envelope to Crystal Sorrow by Friday, May 13, 2016. You may leave the envelopes at the front desk or hand them to Crystal directly. Gift certificates will be presented to each recipient during Teacher Appreciation Week with a card from the families who have contributed. Dollar amounts are not included on the card. Since the PTO is now a non-profit 501(c)(3), your donation may be tax deductible. Please speak to your tax advisor regarding tax deductions. If you are interested in assisting with planning Teacher Appreciation Week or if have any questions, please feel free to contact either of us at or Have a wonderful end of the school year! Missy Norman & Sheila Koon PTO Appreciation Committee

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