Miss Powell’s book suggestions for students starting first grade:
Cookie's Week by Cindy Ward
My New Boy by Joan Phillips
Hello Readers (Level 1)
Sunshine Books
Rookie Readers
First Start Easy Readers
Spot books by Eric Hill 
 
Book suggestions for students starting second grade: 
Little Bear series by Else Holmelund Minarik
Dr. Seuss books
Henry & Mudge, Annie & Snowball, Poppleton, & Mr. Putter & Tabby: Cynthia Rylant
Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel
Fox and Friends series by Edward Marshall
Ready, Freddy! Readers by Abby Klein
A is for Amber Brown series by Paula Danziger
Young Cam Jansen by David A. Adler
Mo Willems books (Elephant and Piggie & Pigeon books)
Froggy series by Jonathan London
Appleville Elementary books by Nancy Krulick

Book suggestions for students starting third grade:
Nate the Great series by Majorie Weinman Sharmat
Horrible Harry series by Suzy Kline
Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne
Flat Stanley series by Jeff Brown
Doreen Cronin books (Click, Clack, Moo)
The Bailey School Kids series by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones
Marvin Redpost series by Louis Sachar
Calendar Mysteries by Ron Roy
A-Z Mysteries by Ron Roy
Pee Wee Scouts series by Judy Delton
Fluffy series by Kate McMullan
Pinky and Rex series by James Howe (Ready to Read series)
Poetry by Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein

Writing Activities:
Keep a daily journal.
Keep a vacation journal.
Write a letter or send a postcard to a friend, teacher of family member.
Write a story about a birthday party, losing a tooth, athletic event, or a pet.

Fun Activities:
Visit the public library.
Play games like Scrabble.
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