Mr. Richard Aslanian’s Third Grade Class Millhopper Montessori School

Summer Reading List 

It is mandatory that all students entering the third grade read a minimum of three books from this list.  One of the three is My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannet.  The other two or more can be chosen from this list according to student preference.  It is required that each student turn in a one page hand written summary on My Father’s Dragon by or on the first day of class.  These titles can be found at the Alachua County Library or local bookstore.

Third Grade

Freddy to the RescueRunaway Ralph*

Wishbone Series (any)                                     Ralph S. Mouse*

Horrible Harry Series (any)*                         American Girl’s Series (any)

Magic Tree House Series (any)                     Misty Series (any)

Bailey School Kids Series (any)*                  The Silver Balloon

Little House on the Prairie*                           Backward Bird dog

Little Women                                                        Helen Keller*

Frindle                                                                     Gratefully Yours

BFG                                                                            Journey to Nowhere

Harry Potter (any)*                                            Summer of the Swans*

The Borrowers                                                      Ramona’s World

Junie B. Jones (any)*                                         Henry Huggins*

Riding Freedom*                                                  Holes*

Stuart Little*                                                          Encyclopedia Brown Series*

SuperFudge*                                                          The Chocolate Touch

Time Warp Trio Series  (any)*                       Class Clown*

Animal Ark Pets Series  (any)                          Mrs. Piggle Wiggle

Amber Brown Series (any)                              Freckle Juice

Geronimo Stilton Series (any)                        The Secrets of Droon (any)

Not My Dog                                                            Snake Camp

The Time Machine-Children’s Edition       Series of Unfortunate Events

Judy Moody (any)                                              The Meanest Doll in the World

Hoot                                                                          Hank Zipzer Series (any)

The Chronicles of Narnia                                Indian in the Cupboard

*Books on Reading Counts

Other titles by these authors are acceptable:

Matt Christopher                        Judy Blume

Avi                                                    Roald Dahl

Johanna Hurwitz                        Lynne Reid Banks

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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