Lesley Wright

Welcome Message

Hello! My name is Lesley Wright and I will be teaching kindergarten this 2016-2017 school year! I am beyond excited to be a part of the Lake Ridge Elementary community! I look forward to a fun and exciting year! Please feel free to call or email me. My email is wrightlc@pwcs.edu and the LRES school phone number is(703) 494 9153.

PTO Spirit Night will be on Friday, September 9 from 3-9pm. Please come and enjoy the fun! 

Below is a summer reading list for rising kindergartners:



Publication Date


Beaumont, Karen


Move Over, Rover




When a storm comes, Rover expects to have his doghouse all to himself but finds that various other animals, including a skunk, come to join him.

Catrow, David

Max Spaniel: Best in Show


Come to the funniest dog show ever in the next Max Spaniel adventure: BEST IN SHOW! David Catrow's lovable spaniel is back, and this time he enters a dog show. Max competes in a diving contest, a barking contest, and a talent contest. Will he be best in show? Readers will laugh out loud as Max outperforms all the other contestants. In the end, all the dogs are best in show, and they put on their own performance for the audience.

Christelow, Eileen

Five Little Monkeys Reading in Bed


Mama has said it is time for "Lights out! Sweet dreams! No more reading in bed," but her five little monkeys cannot resist reading just a few more books to one another.

Ehlert, Lois

Pie in the Sky


Do pies grow on trees? Join a father and child as they watch over their backyard cherry tree--and all the colorful living things surrounding it--throughout the seasons. At the end of the summer, they harvest the cherries together and make a delicious pie for the whole family to enjoy.

Falconer, Ian

Olivia Goes to Venice


On a family vacation in Venice, Olivia indulges in gelato, rides in a gondola, and finds the perfect souvenir.

Fleming, Denise

Alphabet Under Construction


A mouse works his way through the alphabet as he folds the "F," measures the "M," and rolls the "R."

Henkes, Kevin

Penny and Her Marble


Penny feels guilty after taking a beautiful blue marble that she sees in Mrs. Goodwin's grass, but gets a pleasant surprise when she goes to return it the next day.

Hesse, Karen

Come on, rain!


A young girl eagerly awaits a coming rainstorm to bring relief from the oppressive summer heat.

Lewis, Kevin

My truck is stuck!


When a dump truck "haulin' a great big load" gets stuck in the mud, progressively larger vehicles try to pull it out.

Lies, Brian

Bats at the Beach


On a night when the moon can grow no fatter, bats pack their moon-tan lotion and baskets of treats and fly off for some fun on the beach.

Litwin, Eric

Pete the Cat: I love my White shoes


Pete the Cat gets into colorful adventures while out walking in his new white shoes.

London, Jonathan

Froggy Gets a Dog


Froggy and his little sister Polly want a dog of their own, but Doggy proves harder to train than Froggy anticipated.

Norman, Kimberly



A young boy with a vivid imagination goes on a hunt for his crocodile dad.

O’Connor Jane

Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes


Nancy's failure to pay attention gets her into trouble when she bakes cupcakes for the school bake sale.

Rosenthal, Amy Krouse

Yes Day!


A little boy gets everything he asks for on Yes Day, a special day that only comes once a year.

Ryan, Pam Munoz

Tony Baloney


Tony, a macaroni penguin, is a middle child with very exasperating siblings, and although he never looks for trouble, it often finds him.

Shannon, David


Good boy, Fergus!




Except for his bath, Fergus experiences the perfect doggy day, from chasing cats and motorcycles to being scratched on his favorite tickle spot.

Singer, Marilyn

I’m Your Bus


In rhyming text, a school bus describes its busy day transporting children to and from school.

Soman, David

Ladybug Girl


After her brother tells her she is too little to play with him, Lulu, dressed as Ladybug Girl, makes her own fun.

Soman, David

Ladybug Girl and Bumble Bee Boy


Lulu, dressed as Ladybug Girl, goes to the playground and makes new friends, including Bumblebee Boy.

Stein, David Ezra

Interrupting Chicken


Little Red Chicken wants Papa to read her a bedtime story, but interrupts him almost as soon as he begins each tale.

Thompson, Laura

Mouse Loves School


Hiding inside a backpack, Mouse spends the day at school, discovering colors, letters, numbers, and his favorite thing--friends.

Wells, Rosemary

Stella’s Starliner


Stella is unnerved by a bullying group of weasels who say mean things about her humble home until her mother offers words of comfort and her father drives the trailer to a new location where kind friends are found.

Wild, Margaret

Tom Goes to Kindergarten


When Tom, a young panda, goes to his very first day of kindergarten, his whole family stays and plays and wishes they could be in kindergarten too.

Willems, Mo

Let’s Go for a Drive!


Elephant Gerald and Piggie want to go for a drive, but as Gerald thinks of one thing after another that they will have to take along, they come to realize that they lack the most important thing of all.