Reading List for Summer K-5

Have a wonderful, safe, fun-filled summer! Here are some suggestions for great books to read. Be sure to visit the library. Don’t forget to check in on my blog for information, and to let me know how you’re enjoying your summer vacation!
Mrs. Ackerman- Oakman School Media Specialist

Kindergarten – 1st grade
Madeline, by Ludwig Bemelmans
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Swimmy, by Leo Lionni
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
Harry, the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

1st grade – 2nd grade
Cam Jansen Series books by David Adler
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
Class Clown by Johanna Hurwitz
Horrible Harry series books and Herbie Jones books by Suzy Kline

3rd and 4th grade
Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
Utterly Me, Clarice Bean by Lauren Child
The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery by Deborah Howe
Chocolate Fever by Robert Smith
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

5th grade
Frindle by Andrew Clements
Aliens Ate My Homework by Bruce Coville
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Shiloh, Shiloh Season, and Saving Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

Here are some favorites from our staff!
Ms. Habhab from Oakman recommends Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping by Peggy Parish
Ms Shreve from Oakman and McDonald recommends Two Bobbies by Kirby Larson, Guardians of Ga-Hoole series by Kathryn Lasky and The Doll People, by Ann M. Martin, When I Grow Up, by Al Yankovic, and anything by Chris VanAlsburg
Ms Shaheen recommends Little Miss Spider and Miss Spider’s Tea Party
Ms. Hmayed from McDonald recommends A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, and her favorite books are the Percy Jackson series.
Ms. Vensko from Haigh recommends any Clifford or Froggy book, and her favorite book is Ten Apples up on Top.
Ms. Joachim from Haigh recommends Granny Torelli Makes Soup, by Sharon Creech, Harry Potter and the Scorer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan, Bunnicula, Artemis Fowl (for a big challenge!) , by Eoin Colfer. Mrs. Joachim also suggests a great website, You can keep track of all of the books that you have read and look for suggestions based on the books you have already read. It’s a great, safe, site for kids and adults.
Ms. Beydoun from Oakman recommends Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? And her favorite book is The Relatives Came.
Mrs. Merhoff from Nowlin recommends Duck on a Bike by David Shannon, Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree, and any Little Critter Book.
Mrs. Graves from McDonald recommends the Frog and Toad books and Henry and Mudge books.
Mrs. Ackerman recommends The Little House on the Prairie books, Nancy Drew Mysteries, and a favorite book is Bears in the Night.
Mrs. Martin from Nowlin recommends Fudgemania by Judy Blume
Ms. Cronin from Haigh recommends Frog and Toad books, Mouse and Mole, Fly Guy, Judy Moody and Stink.
Mrs. Doyle from Nowlin recommends Maniac MaGee, any other Newberry book. Her favorite book is Mr. Pines Purple House.
Ms. Sulecki from Oakman’s favorite books are Charlotte’s Web and Mr. Popper’s Penguins. Eric Carle books for 1st graders, and anything by Dr. Seuss for everyone.
Mrs. Morrison from McDonald recommends The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, by Shel Silverstein
Mrs. Bungee recommends Jungle Drums by Graeme Base and Mouse Soup by Arnold Lobel
Mrs. Parana recommends the Robert Munsch books, particularly Stephanie’s Ponytail and Moira’s Birthday. Her favorite books were the Madeline stories.

Field Day Pictures

What a wonderful day it has been!

Congratulations Winners!

Field Day this Friday!

Please join your child this Friday, June 3 for Field Day. This is an event sponsored by the PTA and Oakman School. It is a Fun fair outside! If your child is in K-2, he/she will be outside from 9am – 11:15. If your child is in upper elementary 3-5, he/she will be outside from 1-3:15. Please join us and help make cotton candy, popcorn, serve popsicles and drinks. Or join the teacher and go from station to station helping her with the class. This will be a fun filled day for all.

Muffins for Moms May 2011


Call and help us get our money back!

HELLO EVERYONE..the Dearborn PTA Council is asking all concerned citizens to call members of the Conference Committee to urge them to reinstate Dearborn’s 31a funding in the state budget. PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW AND FOLLOW THE SCRIPT TO CALL YOUR SENATOR…THE MORE PEOPLE THAT CALL TO VOICE THEIR CONCERNS THE BIGGER THE IMPACT, SO PLEASE DO YOUR PART TO HELP ADVOCATE FOR YOUR KIDS AND CALL ASAP.

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5-18-2011 Dearborn PTA Council Conference Committee Call Script