The first book (**) is required reading for Grade 1. Students must read this book and choose 3 other books from the list or of their choosing to read over the summer. For each book read, students must complete the response sheet. Students may read independently, read along with a parent, or listen to the books for their Summer Reading.

** How Rocket Learned to Read – Tad Hills

Me…Jane – by Patrick McDonnell

Grandpa Green – by Lane Smith

Red Sings From Treetops - by Joyce Sidman

The Curious Garden – by Peter Brown

Thunder-Boomer! – by Shutta Crum

My Friend Rabbit – by Eric Rohmann

The Night Before First Grade – by Natasha Wing

The Art Lesson – by Tomie dePaola

Kitten’s Frist Full Moon – by Kevin Henkes

Deep in the Swamp – by Donna M. Bateman

What Time is it, Mr. Crocodile? – by Judy Sierra

The Lion & the Mouse – by Jerry Pinkney

All the World – by Marla Frazee    

Dear First Grade Families,

Welcome to first grade!  My name is Miss Lepore and I am very excited to be your teacher this year!  I have been busy getting our classroom ready for the new school year.  I can’t wait to meet you and begin a fun-filled year together.

            Please allow me to share a little about myself with you. I have a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree from Rhode Island College. I started my teaching career as a part-time Second Grade teacher and Resource teacher at St. Pius X School in 2004. I was a full-time Resource teacher for 4 years and have taught First Grade for 7 years.

Our first grade adventure begins on Tuesday, September 5, 2017…the first day of school!  I know you are going to love first grade. Please bring your Summer Reading Responses and school supplies with you on that day. 

First grade is such a special year.  I am excited to be a part of your learning!  I look forward to a successful year!


Please take a moment to e-mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Tell me ONE thing you would like me to know about your child and if you have any questions about First Grade.  Also, please complete and return the form on the next page and have your child bring it to school on the first day.

Student Supplies

1- Pink eraser

1- Pack of Dry erase markers (Black)

1- Pack of Crayons

1- Pack of Washable Markers

1- Pack of Colored Pencils

1- Pair of scissors (Fiskers)

1- Pack of Glue sticks

2- Durable Paper folders

1- Art box (2½” H, 5½” W, 8½” L)

1- Activity book (coloring book or workbook)

Classroom Needs

  • Paper towels
  • Napkins
  • Tissues
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Plastic spoons and forks