Monday, June 11, 2012

Tea with Morah

Dear Parents,

It is so hard to believe that we are at the end of First Grade. The children have worked so hard, and made so many leaps and bounds this year.  I am extremely proud of them. Each one of my children holds a very special place in my heart. As promised I have made a list of some suggested workbooks that you can practice with over the summer as well as some websites you can visit. Also I have compiled a Summer Reading list, just in case you want to purchase or barrow some books over the summer. I will be away over the summer, but if you should have any questions or concerns please feel free to e-mail me:


                                                                                           Morah Gaby

Suggested Workbooks:
Math (Premium Education) Cover
ISBN: 9781586108083

ISBN: 9780439606264

ISBN-13: 9781594417276

Websites: (some of these sites have a fee)
·       Ed

Summer Reading Book Lists

Find some great books to read this summer:

How Many Stars in the Sky? by Lenny Hort, illustrated by James E. Ransome
A father and his son spend the night counting the stars.
Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same by Grace Lin
Just because these twins look identical doesn't mean they are.
Detective Dinosaur Undercover by James Skofield, illustrated by R.W. Alley
Comic misadventures of a goofy investigator .
Splat the Cat: Good Night, Sleep Tight by Natalie Engel, illustrated by Robert Eberz
What do you do when your mom has invited your arch rival on your camping trip?
The Super Duper Dog Park by Aron Nels Steinke
This amusement park has gone to the dogs!
SuperHero ABC by Bob McLeod
A group of superheroes set out to save the world one letter at a time.
Waking Beauty by Leah Wilcox, illustrated by Lydia Monks
Prince Charming has no idea how to wake up Sleeping Beauty.

How to Help the Earth–By the Lorax by Tish Rabe, illustrated by Jan Geradi
Environmental tips from a famous Dr. Seuss character.
I Wonder Why Planes Have Wings: And Other Questions About Transportation by Christopher Maynard
Answers for kids who want to know how things go.
Mummies by Elizabeth Carney
Unravel the mysteries of mummification around the world.
Stories from the Billabong by James Vance Marshall, illustrated by Francis Firebrace
A retelling of ancient Aboriginal legends accompanied by striking traditional art.
The Mother of Monsters: A Story from South Africa by Fran Parnell, illustrated by Sophie Fatus
An African princess sets out to confront a powerful foe.
What Makes Day and Night? by Franklyn Mansfield Branley, illustrated by Arthur Dorros
Simple text explains why we see the sun during the day and the stars at night.
Where in the Wild: Camouflaged Animals Concealed -- and Revealed : Ear-tickling Poems by David Schwartz
Poems describe how nature's camouflage serves hunter and hunted alike.
Actual Size by Steve Jenkins
Can you imagine a tongue that is two feet long or an eye that is bigger than your head?
Ape by Martin Jenkins, illustrated by Vicky White J 599.88 J
Join these playful primates as they do everything from chomping on termites to swinging through the trees. (ESP)
The Pot That Juan Built by Nancy Andrews-Goebel, illustrated by David Diaz
Luminous illustrations tell the story of renowned Mexican artist Juan Quezada.
Monster Goose by Judy Sierra, illustrated by Jack E. Davis
Mother Goose meets monsters in this hilariously hideous collection of nursery rhymes.
Young Pele: Soccer's First Star by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illustrated by James E. Ransome
The story of how a young boy from Brazil went on to become the King of Soccer.
Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl's Baseball Dream by Crystal Hubbard, illustrated by Randy Duburke
A young girl follows her dreams to become the first female baseball player in the Negro League.

Cork & Fuz by Dori Chaconas
George & Martha by James Marshall
Katie Woo by Fran Manushkin
Mouse & Mole by Wong Herbert Yee
Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Young Cam Jansen by David A. Adler

Morah Gaby

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