Dear Parents,

         Please find enclosed a “School Supply List” and “Summer Reading List” for students entering 2nd Grade for the 2021-2022 school year. The Summer Reading List includes two “required reading” books, as well as a suggested reading list.  As part of the “suggested reading list”, I have included individual books as well as titles of series for the children to read.  If any text is too difficult for your child to read independently, you can read it aloud to your child or they can listen to the story online. Additionally, I have compiled a separate list of books that discuss acceptance, self esteem, individuality, and inclusion. I hope you will take the time to explore some of these books with your child.  Also, please note that the books which are part of the suggested reading list are  ONLY suggestions...don’t limit your child to the books/authors on this list.  The most important aspect of summer reading is for your child to focus on the fun of reading by reading what interests them.

       I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer!

                                                                                          Mrs. Underwood




    (Students Entering Grade 2)                           

    Required Reading:                    

    1.Magic Tree House-Dolphins at Daybreak    by: Mary Pope Osborne

       * There is an assignment for this book which is to be turned in on the first day of school.




    2.Roxy the Raccoon-     by: Alice Reeves 

        *This book does not have to be purchased. It can be read/listened to as an online Read Aloud.





     Suggested Reading

    A Giraffe and a Half                                           Shel Silverstein

    Amazing Grace                                                  Mary Hoffman

    An Extraordinary Egg                                         Leo Lionni

    Chrysanthemum                                                Kevin Henkes

    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs                      Judith Barrett

    Giraffes Can’t Dance                                          Giles Andreae

    If You Give a Dog a Donut                                  Laura Numeroff

    I’m Not Going to Get Up Today                           Dr. Seuss

    Listen Buddy                                                     Helen Lester

    Measuring Penny                                               Loreen Leedy

    Miss Nelson is Back                                           Harry Allard

    Mrs. Katz and Tush                                            Patricia Polacco

    Seahorse-The Shyest Fish in the Sea                   Christine Butterworth

    Second Grade Rules, Amber Brown                      Paula Danzinger

    Stellaluna                                                          Jannell Cannon

    Strega Nona                                                       Tomie de Paola 

    Sylvester and the Magic Pebble                            William Steig

    The Adventures of Taxi Dog                                  Debra Barracca

    The Stories Julian Tells                                         Ann Cameron

    The Big Umbrella                                                 Amy June Bates

    The True Story of the Three Little Pigs                   Jon Scieszka



    Absolutely Alfie                                                    Sally Warner

    Amelia Bedelia                                                     Peggy Parrish

    Flat Stanley                                                         Jeff  Brown

    Frog and Toad                                                      Arnold Lobel

    Henry and Mudge                                                 Cynthia Rylant  

    Junie B. Jones                                                      Barbara Park

    Magic Tree House                                                 Mary Pope Osborne

    Nate the Great                                                     Marjorie Sharmat

    Ready, Freddy                                                      Abby Klein

    Woodward and McTwee                                         Jonathan Fenske

    Young Cam Jansen                                               David Adler



    All Are Welcomed                                                   Alexandra Penfold

    Ana and Andrew: A Day at the Museum                    Christine Platt

    Going Down Home With Daddy                                Kelly Starling Lyons

    I Am Enough                                                          Grace Byers

    Just Ask                                                                 Sonia Sotomayer

    Islandborn                                                              Junot Diaz

    Perfectly Norman                                                    Tom Percival

    Strictly No Elephants                                                Lisa Mantcher

    Susan Laughs                                                          Jeanne Willis

    The Name Jar                                                          Yangsook Choi

    The Story of Ruby Bridges                                         Robert Coles






    (Students are to bring the following supplies with them on the first day of school.)    


    1 box of crayons (16 ct.)                                                 

    1 box of washable markers ( 8 ct.)

    2 large glue sticks                                                       

    1 large eraser                                                                                 

    1 pair of scissors (blunt tip)

    1 12-inch ruler  (must have centimeters and inches)

    2 yellow highlighters (yellow only please)

    2 dry erase markers

    1 small whiteboard eraser                                                                            

    2 red pens

    3 No. 2 pencils (sharpened)

    1 pencil sharpener

    1 pkg of  3 x 5 lined index cards (100 only- white)

    1 index card holder (small, plastic, approx. 3.5in.H x 5in.W x 1in.D)

    1 box of  tissues

    1 roll of paper towels

    1 container of antibacterial wipes