Lower Elementary Summer Homework 2015

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Lower Elementary

Summer Homework 2015

These pages and the attached reading record are due when you return to school in August.
Read, read, read!

Central Houston Public Library

500 McKinney; 832-393-1313; M-Th 10-8; F 10-5; Sa 10-5; Su 1-5; www.houstonlibrary.org

Oak Forest Neighborhood Library

1349 West 43rd Street; 832-393-1960; M Closed; T 10-6; W 10-6; Th 12-8; F 1-5; Sa 10-5; Su Closed

Heights Neighborhood Library

1302 Heights Blvd.; 832-393-1810; M 12-8; T 10-6; W 12-8; Th 10-6; F 1-5; Sa 10-5; Su Closed

Use your Power Card to borrow books from a Houston Public Library branch near you. The library also has books on tape, videos, and computer software available. Library materials can be returned to any Houston Public Library branch. Books can be renewed at any branch, online, or by phone 832-393-2280. The public library also has children’s magazines available.

The Houston Public Library offers a special Summer Reading Program www.houstonlibrary.org/summer. Visit your local public library branch to obtain a reading log or register on-line May 1-August 1. Record the books you read and return the reading log to your library by August to earn prizes, such as free admission to Houston attractions or free books. Readers are also eligible to earn a free book from Barnes & Noble’s Summer Reading Program www.barnesandnoble.com/u/summer-reading/379003570 and Half Price Books’ Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program www.hpb.com/fyb/pdfs/FYBReadingLog.pdf. Participate in Houston ISD’s Summer Reading Program.

Attached is a list of reading suggestions and a reading record. Ask the children’s librarian at your library for more suggestions. Choose books you will enjoy reading (fiction and/or non-fiction).

Record the title, author, number of pages, and date completed for each book you read.
Explore! In and Around Houston

Take advantage of the many exciting free and inexpensive things to do in and near Houston!

Do at least five of the following and write about what you did.
(Try to do as many as possible. Place a check by each one you do):
Buffalo Bayou Park Sabine Street Bridge, between Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive; www.buffalobayou.org/artpark.html

A constantly rotating collection of outdoor art

Waugh Bat Colony Boat Tours—June 27, July 11, July 25, Aug. 8; An amazing view of the Mexican free-tailed bats as they emerge from Waugh Bridge; Boat departs 30 minutes before sunset; Reservations required; Ages 4+; www.buffalobayou.org/calendar/boat-tours

Twilight Tours, 6-8:30pm—June 6, Aug. 1; 30-minute boat ride along Buffalo Bayou where you may spot herons, jumping fish, and even an occasional alligator on the banks; No reservations; Ages 4+; www.buffalobayou.org/calendar/boat-tours

The Houston Museum of Natural Science

One Hermann Circle Drive; 713-639-4629; en español: 713-639-4603; www.hmns.org

Open Daily, 9am-5pm; Butterfly Center, IMAX Theatre, Planetarium

Exhibit halls are FREE on Thursdays, 2pm-5pm;

Saturday, June 6, 10am-2pm: World Ocean Day Hands-on fun for all ages; Try out equipment used by marine biologists; Learn how to keep the oceans heathy; See “Humpback Whales 3D,” “Secret Ocean 3D,” and/or “Sharks 3D” on the Giant Screen

Friday, June 26, 6:30-8:30pm: World Trekkers China—Crafts, native cuisine, and entertainment inspired by China

Friday, August 7, 6:30-8:30pm: World Trekkers Italy—Crafts, native cuisine, and entertainment inspired by Italy

The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land

13016 University Blvd; Sugar Land, TX 77479; 281-313-2277; www.hmns.org

Thursday, June 4, noon-4pm: End of School TreeHouse Party—Featuring activities, crafts, bounce games, pizza and more; Celebrate the end of the year and the opening of the exhibit, TreeHouses, with an afternoon of fun; $5

Japanese Garden in Hermann Park

Free; www.hermannpark.org/poi/24/; Open daily 9am-6pm

Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park

281-373-3386 or 281-823-9103; www.milleroutdoortheatre.com

Bring a picnic and enjoy a show! All performances are free.

Golden Dragon Acrobats” May 27, 8pm; “Swing, Jive, & Pop into Dance” June 3, 11am; “Sizzling Summer Dance” June 5, 8:30pm; “Hairspray, Jr.” (TUTS) June 10-12, 11am & “Hairspray” June 12-13, 8:15pm; Symphony Neighborhood Concert June 23, 11am; “Summer Symphony Nights”—June 18-20, 26-27, & July 4, 8:30 pm; Journey Through China V June 29 & July 3, 11am; Young Artists Concert June 30 & July 1, 11am; Movie at Miller: “The Wizard of Oz” July 3, 8:30pm; “Smokey Joe’s Café” (TUTS)—July 14-19, 8:15pm; Children’s Hilltop Festival—July 21-24, 11am; Houston Shakespeare Festival—July 31, Aug. 1-2, 4-9, 10 8:30 pm

Discovery Green


Young Writers Workshop in the Park (HPL Express) Saturdays 10:30; Open writing workshop for kids presented by Writers in the Schools; free

Thursday Concerts, 6:30pm

Kayak Boat Rides on Kinder Lake, daily, 11am-9pm; $5 per person

June 2-June 4, 2-4pm & 6:30-7:30pm: Flower workshops Create flowers to float on Kinder Lake

June 5, 6:30pm & June 6, 4pm: Maravilloso! 2015 The Water Festival

July 11, 6-10pm: Festival of Chariots

The Menil Collection (art museum)

1533 Sul Ross; 713-525-9400; www.menil.org

Open Wednesday - Sunday, 11 am to 7 pm; free of charge

Main Street Theater

Temporary location at 333 S. Jensen Dr.; 713-524-6706; www.mainstreettheater.com/youththeater/youththeater.html; “Fancy Nancy: The Musical” (June 13-Aug. 1) Saturdays 10:0am, 1pm, & 4pm

The Company OnStage (Children’s Theater)

Located in Southwest Houston, at 536 Westbury Square, just off of the corner of Chimney Rock and Burdine

713-726-1219; www.companyonstage.org; Tickets are $10 each; Reservations are recommended

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

1001 Bissonnet (at Main); 713-639-7300 or 713-639-7310; www.mfah.org/programs-for/families/

Open Tuesday/Wednesday, 10-5pm; Thursday, 10-9pm; Friday/Saturday, 10-7pm; Sunday, 12:15-7pm

Admission is free on Thursdays; FREE for children 12 and younger

Summer Art Explorers: Journey through art around the world with sketching, games, stories, and studio

Thursdays, 11am-2pm (June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30)

Creation Station: Create your own work of art in this drop-in studio workshop

Sketching in the Galleries: A teaching artist is on hand with paper, pencils, and clipboards to get you started.

Storytime Tour: 11:30am & 1pm

Family Storybook Circle: Ages 2-7 Tuesdays (June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 July 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug. 4, 11) 11am-noon

Sketching in the Galleries: Sundays, 1-4pm; Materials are provided and an artist guides children

Family Zone & Studio: Sundays (June 7, 14, 21, 28, Jul 5, 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23) 1-4pm

Family Packs & Book & a Look Check-out: Materials & activities to enhance your visit; Borrow free of charge at membership desk

Bayou Bend Detective Days: Tuesdays-Sundays; Self-guided outdoor detective adventures feature educational themes ranging from plants and trees to sculpture and architecture. Includes an Investigator’s Kit; Ages 6-12; Children 12 & Under FREE; Adults $10; 713-639-7759

July 4 Celebration at Bayou Bend: 1-5pm; Performers, crafts, activities, refreshments, & more; free

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

4848 Main; 713-529-4848; www.crafthouston.org

Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am – 5pm, Sunday, noon to 5pm; Free admission

Visit the small gallery, featuring art made of glass, fiber, clay, metal, or wood. Also peek into several artists’ studios.

Hands on Houston,” a free family art activity (1st Saturday of every month)—Saturdays, June 6 & Aug. 1, 11am-3pm

Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

4501 Woodway; 713-681-8433; www.houstonarboretum.org

Trails open every day, 8am-dusk; Free admission

Discovery Room open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm

Arboretum at Night: BBQ, Telescopes, & Night in the Woods (ages 8+)—June 20, 7:30-10:30pm

Nature Discovery Center

7112 Newcastle St., Bellaire; 713-667-6550; www.NatureDiscoveryCenter.org

First Wednesday of every month (June 3, July 1, Aug. 5), 6:30pm—Nature Nights family-friendly talks

The George Observatory at Brazos Bend State Park

Located 55 miles southwest of downtown Houston in Brazos Bend State Park. Take U.S. 59 south, past Sugar Land to the Crabb River Road exit. Turn left and follow the brown signs to Brazos Bend State Park.

$7 park entrance fee for adults; Free for children 12 and under; www.hmns.orgSugar Land George Observatory

Saturdays at the George, 3-11pm; Astronomy activities for the whole family; Pack a picnic and enjoy the park!

Observe the Planets Night June 13, 3-11pm; Perseid Meteor Shower Aug. 12, 5pm-2am; Watch for Family Space Day: Missions in the Challenger Learning Center (ages 7+); 281-242-3055

Rocket Day at the George Observatory: June 6, July 11, Aug. 1, 10am-noon—A day of rocket launches and a mission to the Moon! Kids learn about rockets and how they work, build a water rocket and then launch it. After the launches, blast off for a simulated space flight in which kids become astronauts and use teamwork and problem-solving to accomplish their mission; 281-242-3055

Waugh Drive Bridge Bat Colony

The Waugh Bridge Bat Colony Observation Deck is located at the corner of Waugh Drive and Allen Parkway, directly across from the American General; www.houstontx.gov/parks/bats.html

Free Family Bat Chats are held the first and third Friday of every month. For a brief presentation on the colony, please arrive at the Viewing Platform 30 minutes before sunset at the site. 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats reside within the crevices of Waugh Drive Bridge and emerge after dusk to feed on area insects.

The Houston Zoo

1513 North MacGregor; 713-533-6500; Open 9 am to 7 pm daily; www.houstonzoo.org

Space Center Houston

1601 Nasa Road 1 (NASA/Clear Lake area); 281-244-2100; www.spacecenter.org

Open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday & Sunday 10am-7pm

Museum of Health and Medical Science

1515 Hermann Drive; 713-942-7054 or 713-521-1515; www.mhms.org

Open Monday-Saturday, 9-5 pm; Sunday, noon-5 pm; Free admission on Thursdays, 2-5 pm

The Children’s Museum

1500 Binz in the Museum District; 713-522-1138; www.cmhouston.org

Open Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday, noon-6pm; Free Family Nights every Thursday, 5 pm- 8 pm

The Houston Fire Museum

2403 Milam; 713-524-2526; Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-4 pm; www.houstonfiremuseum.org

John C. Freeman Weather Museum

Temporarily closed for relocation; www.wxresearch.org/

1940 Air Terminal Museum (at Hobby Airport)

8325 Travelair Rd.; 713-454-1940; Open Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm; www.1940airterminal.org

Third Saturdays, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, 11am-3pm: Wings & Wheels—Includes static aircraft tours, special programs in the Starliner Theater, museum tours, and admission to the museum.

The Orange Show

2401 Munger; 713-926-6368; Folk-art monument to the orange; Open Wed.- Sun., 12-5 pm; www.orangeshow.org
The Beer Can House

222 Malone St.; Open Saturdays & Sundays, noon to 5pm; www.orangeshow.org/beer-can-house

The Art Car Museum

140 Heights Blvd.; 713-861-5526; Wednesday-Sunday, 11 am-6 pm; Free admission; www.artcarmuseum.com

The Museum of Printing History

1324 West Clay; 713-522-4652; Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Free ages 12 & younger; www.printingmuseum.org

Features printmaking workshops, a papermaking shop, and book bindery, operated by resident artists

Sky Lobby of JPMorgan Chase Tower

600 Travis St. (downtown Houston); 713-223-0441; www.chasetower.com/building.php?sect=1

Open Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm (Closed holidays and weekends); Free

Express elevators travel from the ground floor to the Sky Lobby on the 60th floor in just 41 seconds;

Floor to ceiling windows in the tallest building in Houston.

Sam Houston Park

Allen Parkway at 1100 Bagby; 713-655-1912, ext. 101; www.heritagesociety.org/hours.html

Guided historic house tours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm

Tour fees: $15 adults; $6 for children 6-18; Museum gallery admission is free

Sam Houston Boat Tour, Port of Houston


For information or reservations on the M/V SAM HOUSTON, call 713-670-2416;

Free 90-minute cruises in the Port of Houston Wednesday-Sunday. Reservations are required in advance.

Zube Park (Houston Area Live Steamers)

713-758-8012; www.hals.org

Take US 290 Northwest toward Hempstead (27 miles from West Loop 610); Exit Roberts Road and turn right; Travel one mile; the track is on the right in Zube Park; Public Run Days--Free rides for the public on large model trains: June 20 (9-1pm), July 18 (9-1pm), August 15 (9-1pm)

Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens

22306 Aldine Westfield Road (Humble, TX); 281-443-8731; www.hcp4.net/mercer/

One mile north of FM 1960; Open daily 8-dusk; Free

Plants from around the world, including those found in tropical rainforests, deserts, and wetlands. Enjoy miles of nature trails, koi ponds, and picnic areas.

Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center

20634 Kenswick Drive (Humble, TX); 281-446-8588; www.hcp4.net/Community/Parks/Jones/Programs

Open daily 8am-dusk; All programs and events are free

275-acre nature park preserves the Native American and pioneer lifestyles found along the banks of Cypress and Spring creeks during the late 1700s and early 1800s; Includes hiking trails, Redbud Hill Homestead, and Akokisa Indian Village; Second Saturday Settlers—June 13, July 11, & August 8, 1-3pm Hands-on demonstrations; All About Texas Bats May 30, 9am; Pollinators June 20, 10am; Bites, Stings & Itches June 27, 10am; *Texas Bound! Camp July 1, 9am-2pm; Dragonfly Workshop July 11, 9am-noon; *Owls July 18, 10am; Animal Tracks & Signs July 25, 10am; Snakes of Harris County Aug. 1, 10am; Reptile Open House Aug. 1&2, 1-4pm; Hummingbirds Aug. 22, 10am; *Reservations required for some events 281-446-8588

Armand Bayou Nature Center

8500 Bay Area Blvd (Pasadena, TX); 281-474-2551 Ext 10; Open Wed.-Sat., 9am-5pm, Sunday noon-5pm; www.abnc.org

2,500 acres of diverse ecosystems located near NASA; Explore hardwood forests, walk through restored prairies, and discover wetlands. Sundays, June 7, June 21, July 5, July 19, Aug. 2, Aug. 16, 1-5pm Free Sundays in Nature;

Saturday, June 6 & Aug. 1, 7:30pm Night Hike Owl Prowl Advance reservations and small fee required
George Ranch Historical Park

10215 FM 762 (Richmond, TX); 281-343-0218; www.georgeranch.org

Open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 am-5 pm; Adults $10; Ages 5-15 $5

Step into the Texas past and enjoy the ranch’s living history demonstrations and house museums.

Hands-On History Hour 11am &2pm--June 9-13: 1830s Rope-making; June 16-20: 1860s Lavender Sachets; June 23-27: 1890s Sharecropper Games; June 30-July 4: 1930s Calf Tying; July 7-11: 1830s Corn Husk Doll Making; July 14-18: 1860s Militia Drill; July 21-25: 1890s Paper Victorian Marbling; July 28-Aug. 1: 1930s Cold Canning; Aug. 4-8: 1830s Candle Making; Aug. 12-16: 1860s Historic Laundry; Aug. 19023: 1890s Greenhouse Planting; Aug. 24-30: Life-size Snakes & Ladder Game

June 13: Juneteenth Celebration & Historic Lunch

June 20, 11am & 2pm: Father’s Day Frontier Survival Class

July 4: Independence Day Celebration Games of Our Forefathers & Historic Lunch

Try letterboxing with your family! An outdoor treasure hunt—use maps, on-line clues, and a compass to find containers hidden all over the city, the country, and throughout the world! Visit www.letterboxing.org and click “Getting Started.” Read “Start Finding Letterboxes” and “Letterboxing 101” to learn letterboxing guidelines and manners. Now you’re ready to begin! Go back to www.letterboxing.org and click on “Clues.” Click on the state where you’ll be hunting, and then choose the city area from the next map. This is a fun addition to family vacations, too!

Out and About: Interesting things to do outside of Houston

Optional—Place a check by each of the following that you are able to do.

American Institute of Architects Sandcastle Competition, Galveston

East Beach, Galveston; www.aiasandcastle.com

Saturday, May 30, 10 am - 4:30 pm—See fantastically creative sand sculptures; Free ($10 cash fee for parking)

Galveston Beach: Collect bivalve and gastropod shells to show us when you return.

Galveston Railroad Museum

2602 Santa Fe Place, The Strand at 25th Street, Galveston Island; Daily 10am-5pm; 409-765-5700; www.galvestonrrmuseum.com

15-minute vintage train rides most Saturdays; Call in advance to verify train ride schedule

Moody Gardens

One Hope Boulevard, Galveston; Open daily, 10am-6pm; 1-800-582-4673; www.moodygardens.com

Tree Sculpture Tour

Outside private homes throughout Galveston; Artist-sculpted trees killed by Hurricane Ike; www.galveston.com/treesculpturetour

Moody Mansion and Museum

2618 Broadway, Galveston; 409-762-7668; www.moodymansion.org/tour.html

11am-3pm daily; Tours on the hour; discount coupon on-line; 1895 mansion

Texas Seaport Museum/Elissa

Historic port of Galveston, Pier 21, Number 8; 409-763-1877; www.galvestonhistory.org/Texas_Seaport_Museum.asp

Open daily, 10am-5pm; Explore the decks of 1877 tall ship ELISSA, a floating National Historic Landmark

Bolivar Ferry

Ferry Rd., Galveston; 409-795-2230; Free; www.txdot.gov/driver/travel/ferry-schedules.html

Operated by the Texas Department of Transportation—Watch for dolphins playing in the waves!

Drive south out of Houston on Interstate 45 to Galveston.  After you cross the causeway to Galveston Island at mile marker "0" the highway turns into Broadway.  Continue on Broadway and as you move East on the island you will observe signs directing you to the ferry landing.  The 2.7 mile trip takes approximately 18 minutes to cross one of the busiest waterways in the world; Expect long waits on holidays.

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Galveston Laboratory & Sea Turtle Facility

409-766-3500; Tours on Thursdays by advance appointment only; Free; www.galvestonlab.sefsc.noaa.gov/seaturtles/FAQ/index.html

U.S. Federal Government Research Facility dedicated to raising threatened and endangered sea turtles in captivity; See up to 600 live sea turtles, including Kemp’s Ridley and Loggerhead, housed in saltwater tanks

Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

2111 West Park Avenue (Orange, TX); 409-670-9113; www.starkculturalvenues.org/shangrilagardens

Open Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; $6 adults, $2 Ages 4-9

A tranquil sanctuary with over 300 types of plants and a wide variety of wildlife; Up Close with Nature (Live animal shows)—May 30, June 27, July 25, & August 29, 2-2:30pm

Sea Center Texas

300 Medical Drive in Lake Jackson; 979-292-0100; www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/visitorcenters/seacenter

Open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 am-4 pm and Sunday, 1-4 pm; Free

Marine education center located on 75 acres in Lake Jackson. Visitor center includes a touch tank, six saltwater aquariums, and a trophy fish exhibit.

Antique Rose Emporium

10,000 Hwy 50 in Brenham, TX; 979-836-5548; www.antiqueroseemporium.com/contact-us

Open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm; Beautiful display gardens; Free

Blue Bell Factory Tour

Brenham; 800-327-8135; www.bluebell.com/the_little_creamery/visiting_blue_bell/VisitBB_Brenham.html

45-minute tours on weekdays only: 8:30am-3pm

From Houston, take Highway 290 West approximately 72 miles. When you pass the old drive-in theatre turn right on Loop 577, go past the second stoplight and the Blue Bell factory is on the right.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

4801 La Crosse Avenue in Austin, Texas; 512-232-0100; www.wildflower.org

Grounds open Daily, 9am-5pm

Ride the Austin Steam Train

512-477-8468; www.austinsteamtrain.org

Tour Austin or the surrounding hill country by train; Located in Cedar Park, just North of Austin, Texas on US Hwy 183

Natural Bridge Caverns (Between San Antonio & New Braunfels)

26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd.; Open daily, 9am-5pm; 210-651-6101; www.naturalbridgecaverns.com

Travel 180 feet below the surface of the earth to see stalactites, stalagmites, and underground creeks and pools.

Cave Without a Name (Less than 12 miles from Boerne)

325 Kreutzberg Road; Open daily, 9am-6pm; 830-537-4212; www.cavewithoutaname.com

Turn off Scenic Highway 474 onto Kreutzberg Road, then drive 5 miles to the Cavern (last mile is on gravel road)—Map on-line

Guided one hour tour of the cave, including stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, cave drapery, flowstones, and more!

June 20, 7:30pm: Summer Solstice concert

Longhorn Caverns (near Burnet, Texas)

6 miles west and 6 miles south of Burnet on Park Road 4, off U.S. Hwy. 281; 877-441-2283 (toll free); www.longhorncaverns.com;

Open daily, Hourly tours 10am-4pm; A river-formed cavern—experience natural wonders such as Crystal City, an area of the cavern adorned with calcite crystals, formed by standing pools of calcium-saturated water

Mineral Wells Fossil Park (Mineral Wells, TX)

Friday-Monday, 8am-dusk; www.mineralwellsfossilpark.com

Collect abundant "Pennsylvanian Period" (just over 300 million years old!) fossils; FREE admission all day

Dinosaur Valley State Park (Glen Rose, Texas)

254-897-4588 or Reservations 512-389-8900; www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/dinosaur-valley

Located just Northwest of Glen Rose; See some of the best preserved dinosaur tracks in the world.

Note: The tracks are in a riverbed. Call or check the website for river depth if there have been heavy rains.

Visit another city, state, or country! Consider creating a mystery trunk filled with objects that tell about the place you visited.

2nd grade in 2015-2016: Use flashcards or math games to memorize addition and subtraction facts.

3rd grade in 2015-2016: Use flashcards or math games to memorize addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts.

4th grade in 2015-2016: Use flashcards or math games to memorize multiplication and division facts.

Feel free to use www.softersoftware.com/math/ to produce practice pages.

Taste Treats

Choose at least one of the following:

  • Find an interesting recipe and cook or bake something with an adult. (The library has cookbooks.)

  • On a rainy day, read Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco. Then bake a Thunder Cake (recipe in the back of the book)!

  • Read Little Red Riding Hood: A Newfangled Prairie Tale by Lisa Campbell Ernst and bake Grandma’s Wheat Berry Muffins.

  • Eat in a restaurant and try a new or foreign food. You might try Dim Sum at Fung’s Kitchen (7320 Southwest Fwy) or Ocean Palace (11215 Bellaire Blvd.). Dim Sum includes various types of steamed buns, dumplings, rice noodle rolls, steamed vegetables, and roasted meats. Serving sizes are usually small, and it is customary to share dishes among all members of the family and try a variety of food. On weekends, small plates of food are wheeled around on carts, as diners point to their choices.

  • Visit a market or bakery and try a fruit, vegetable, or other food you’ve never tasted.

The Farm Stand

Saturdays, 9am-1pm Down from the Petrol Station, near Golf & Wakefield

Rice University Farmers Market www.farmersmarket.rice.edu

Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm Rice University Campus (Enter at Stockton, 2100 University Blvd.)

City Hall Farmers Market www.greenhoustontx.gov/farmersmarket.html

Wednesdays 11am-1:30pm (Closed in July & August) Hermann Square in front of City Hall, 901 Bagby

Urban Harvest Farmers Market www.urbanharvest.org/farmersmarkets

Saturdays 8am-noon; In the parking lot behind 3000 Richmond (Turn north at Eastside St.)

Children’s Gardening Series

Every Saturday, 9:30 – 10:00am & 10:30 – 11 am

FREE for children of all ages. Donations are appreciated.

Urban Harvest Farmers Market @ Eastside Street

3000 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77098

Urban Harvest is offering children's gardening classes at the Saturday farmers market on Eastside Street. Classes cover a variety of topics in botany, ecology and nutrition that will enhance children's understanding and respect for how plants grow and how food is produced. Classes will be held in the shade, under the big oak tree. To sign up, check in at our Greeter's Booth at the farmers market. FREE


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First Grade

Q is for Duck, an Alphabet Guessing Game by Anthony Browne (Clarion Books, 1980)

Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin, Jr. (Holt, 1992)

There's a Wocket in My Pocket by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1965)

I Like Books by Anthony Browne (Dragonfly Books, Knopf, 1988)

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson (Harper Collins, 1955)

Over in the Meadow by Ezra Keats (Scholastic, 1971)

Three by the Sea by Edward Marshall (Puffin Books, 1994)

The Listening Walk by P. Showers (Harper Trophy, 1991)

A Kiss for Little Bear by Elise Minarik (Harper, 1968)

The Teeny Tiny Woman by Paul Galdone (Random, 1986)

Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant (Bradbury, 1987)

A Tree Is Nice by Janice May Udry (Harper & Row, 1987)

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss (Live Oak Media, 1990)

A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman (Puffin Books, 1985)

Jamberry by Bruce Degen (Scholastic, 1990)

Name That Book List K-2nd grade (2015-16)

Bink and Gollie by Kate KiCamillo
Dalia's Wonderous Hair by Laura Lacamara
Dog Days of School by Kelli DiPucchio
Dog VS Cate by Christ Gall
Don't Spill the Milk by Stephen Davies
Extraordinary Jane by Hannah Harrison
Feathers: Not Just for Flying by Melissa Stewart
Flight School by Lita Judge
Fortune Cookie Fortunes by Grace Lin
Found by Salina Yoon
Freddie Ramos Takes Off by jacqueline Jules
The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett
Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Caralyn Buehner
Hug Machine by Scott Campbell
It's an Orange Aardvark! Michael Hall
It's Raining by Gail Gibbons
Manana, Iguana by Ann Paul
Maple by Lori Nichols
Maybelle in the Soup by Katie Speck
Meet the Parents by Peter Bently
Memoirs of a Hamster by Devin Scillian
Mouse Tails by Arnold Lobel
My Grandfather's Coat by Jim Aylesworth
My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I am Not.) by P. Brown
The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett

Shiver Me Timbers! Pirate Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian

The Talking Eggs by Robert San Souci
Water Can Be... by Laura Salas

Second Grade

Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman (Knopf, 1988)

Cam Jansen and the Mystery at the Haunted House by Davis Adler (Viking, 1992)

The Five Chinese Brothers by Clair Bishop (Putnam, 1938)

The Stories That Julian Tells by Ann Cameron (Pantheon, 1981)

The Josephina Story Quilt by Eleanor Coerr (Harper & Row, 1986)

Amazing Mammals (Eyewitness Junior Series, Knopf)

Amanda Pig on Her Own by Jean Van Leewuen (Dial, 1991)

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow, 1996)

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman (Dial, 1991)

Marvin Redpost: Kidnapped at Birth? by Louis Sachar (Random, 1992)

Uncle Jed's Barbershop by Margaree Mitchell (S & S, 1993)

Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton, 1988)

Nate the Great by Marjorie Sharmat (Coward, 1972)

Doctor DeSoto by William Steig (Scholastic, 1992)

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson (Knopf, 1993)

Name That Book List K-2nd grade (2015-16)

Bink and Gollie by Kate KiCamillo
Dalia's Wonderous Hair by Laura Lacamara
Dog Days of School by Kelli DiPucchio
Dog VS Cate by Christ Gall
Don't Spill the Milk by Stephen Davies
Extraordinary Jane by Hannah Harrison
Feathers: Not Just for Flying by Melissa Stewart
Flight School by Lita Judge
Fortune Cookie Fortunes by Grace Lin
Found by Salina Yoon
Freddie Ramos Takes Off by jacqueline Jules
The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett
Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Caralyn Buehner
Hug Machine by Scott Campbell
It's an Orange Aardvark! Michael Hall
It's Raining by Gail Gibbons
Manana, Iguana by Ann Paul
Maple by Lori Nichols
Maybelle in the Soup by Katie Speck
Meet the Parents by Peter Bently
Memoirs of a Hamster by Devin Scillian
Mouse Tails by Arnold Lobel
My Grandfather's Coat by Jim Aylesworth
My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I am Not.) by P. Brown
The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett
Shiver Me Timbers! Pirate Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian
The Talking Eggs by Robert San Souci
Water Can Be... by Laura Salas

3rd Grade

Bluebonnet book list http://www.txla.org/sites/tla/files/groups/TBA/docs/TBA-15-16.pdf

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