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New Canaan Country School – 1st Grade

Visit New Canaan Country School’s Summer Reading 2021 page for full details on their summer reading for students entering 1st grade!
As a First Grade team, teachers have selected the three books below that you and your child should read before September.

The Empty Pot by Demi

When Ping admits that he is the only child in China unable to grow a flower from the seeds distributed by the Emperor, he is rewarded for his honesty.
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The Bill Martin Jr. big book of poetry edited by Bill Martin Jr., with Michael Sampson ; foreword by Eric Carle ; afterword by Steven Kellogg

The definitive anthology of children’s poetry with beautiful illustrations.
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The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by Rafael López

Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider.
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Return to the grade selection page for New Canaan Country School Summer Reading