Welcome to Kindergarten!

Summer 2021

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Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary has bundled tuition which includes field trips, school pictures, yearbook, and most student school supplies. In addition, copy books, folders, rulers, and other materials will be distributed to students. Below is the list of supplemental supplies students will need for Kindergarten:


    • Colored Pencils - Crayola - 12 Ct

    • 4 packages of Crayons - 16 Ct
    • 6 Dry Erase Markers - Expo - Black - Fine
    • 2 Eraser - Magic Rub - White
    • 3 Elmer's Washable Glue Sticks (3 packs)
    • Markers - Crayola - Classic - 8 Ct - Thick
    • No. 2 Pencils - Sharpened - 12 Pk
    • Pencil Sharpener - Canister - 2 Hole
    • Scissors - Fiskar - Kids - 5 Inch - Pointed
    • 1 pair of headphones with 3.5mm (not bluetooth or Apple lightning)
    • 1 pair of labeled sneakers to leave at school for Creative Movement Class
    • Individual or pocket-sized hand sanitizer
    • Reusable water bottle


    Please place stationery items in a gallon-sized plastic ziplock bag labeled with your child's name.

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    Keep your child reading with some of these recommended titles!

    The following list of books will help you select reading material that has been highly rated by reviewers, librarians, and children. Hopefully, they will provide alternatives for reading pleasure.


    Selections from the Best of the Best PA School Librarians Association

    Kindergarten-3rd Grade


    Author/Title/Grade Level

    Barnett, Mac How this Book Was Made: Based on a True Story; K-4

    Beck, H.W. Glow: Animals with their Own Night-Lights; 1-3

    Brown, Lisa The Airport Book; K-3

    Carbon, Elisa Diana’s White House Garden; 1-3

    Chabbert, Ingrid & Guridi The Day I Became a Bird; 1+

    Drummond, Alan Green City; K-3

    Macy, Sue Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber; 1-4

    Pak, Kenard Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn; K-3

    Rex, Adam School’s First Day of School; K-3

    Schwartz, Corey Rosen and Rebecca J. Gomez Hansel and Gretel: Ninja Chicks; K-3

    Seeger, Laura Vaccaro I Used to Be Afraid; PreK-1

    Verde, Susan and Peter H. Reynolds The Water Princess; K-3

    Wenzel, Brendan They All Saw a Cat K-3



    Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards Program

    Kindergarten-3rd Grade


    Author/Title

    Corey, Shagins, Ryan T. Mother Bruce

    Kennedy, Anne Vittur Ragweed’s Farm Dog Handbook

    Kleber, Dori More-igami

    Macy, Sue Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story Of Sportswriter Mary Garber

    McCloskey, Kevin We Dig Worms!

    Miller, Pat The Hole Story of a Doughnut

    O’Neal, Shaquille Little Shaq

    Rockliff, Maria Anything but Ordinary Addie: The True Story of Adelaide Hermann, Queen of Magic

    Schnell, Lisa Kahn High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs

    Torrey, Richard My Dog, Bob

    Urban, Linda Weekends with Max and His Dad



    Caldecott Medal Winners


    Author/Title

    Steptoe, Javaka Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

    Mattick, Lindsay Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear

    Santat, Dan The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

    Floca, Brian Locomotive

    Klassen, Jon This Is Not My Hat

    Raschka, Chris A Ball for Daisy

    Stead, Philip C. A Sick Day for Amos McGee

    Pinkney, Jerry The Lion & the Mouse

    Swanson, Susan Marie The House in the Night

    Wiesner, David Flotsam



    Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award Winners

    Kindergarten-3rd Grade


    Author/Title

    Dutcher, Jim & Jamie Dutcher A Friend for Lakota: The Incredible True Story of a Wolf Who Braved Bullying

    Bloom, C.P. The Monkey Goes Bananas

    Rubin, Adam Dragons Love Tacos

    Reynolds, Aaron Creepy Carrots

    Scillian, Devin Memoirs of a Goldfish

    Barton, Chris Shark vs Train

    Watt, Melanie Chester

    Watt, Melanie Scaredy Squirrel

    Levine, Ellen Henry’s Freedom Box

    Stevens, Janet & Susan Stevens Crummel The Great Fuzz Frenzy

    Gottfried, Maya Good Dog

    McCarthy, Meghan Aliens Are Coming

    Schachner, Judy Skippyjon Jones

    Buehner, Caralyn Super Dog: the Heart of a Hero

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