Fork Shoals Library Ledger
News for the week of September 8, 2015
Top Summer Readers!
The following students (and faculty member) read the most pages for their grade level. Each of these students will receive a special reward.
- Kindergarten - Audrey Kalk - 7,747 pages
- 1st grade - Caylee Meadows - 5,697 pages
- 2nd grade - Peyton Curesky - 8,853 pages
- 3rd grade - Franka Frenzel - 3,541 pages
- 4th grade - Matthew Manning - 6,149 pages
- 5th grade - Caleb Mayes - 3,390 pages
- Faculty/Staff - Ms. Knight - 13,792 pages
15-16 WFSS News Team
- Savannah Bowles
- Dacia Case
- Alyssa Crosby
- Rachel Decker
- Luna Gallego
- Garrett Goodson
- Nate Grant
- Audrey Hardy
- Mackenzie Kinsella
- Cassidy Lee
- Noah McDowell
- Austin Montgomery
- Colin Moroney
- Kinsley Nicholson
- Valerie Nicholson
- Vanessa Nicholson
- Sebastian Parry
- Anna Paxton
- Lucas Semberger
- Joseph Smith
The WFSS News Team produces Fork Shoals' morning news show and brings our school community all of the news that is important to them. These students begin working on our news show at 7:30 each morning.
The 1st quarter reading challenge is underway!
Your child's goal: Read as many pages as possible between now and October 22nd. Reading logs MUST be turned in to Ms. Knight no later than Wednesday, October 28th. We’ll have prizes for those who read the most in each grade level, and every participant will receive recognition!
How do you record reading?
Students will receive reading logs during their class' library orientation, but you can print out a reading log here if you want to begin documenting books read. List books (with page numbers) as you complete them. An adult must sign by each book read. Add the total number of pages read during the 1st quarter.
Book of the Week: Journey
Journey by Aaron Becker is a nominee for the 2015-16 South Carolina Picture Book Award.
Journey, a wordless picture book, is an enchanting tale that highlights the power of imagination. It tells the story of a young girl who, using only a red crayon, journeys beyond the walls of her home (where no one pays attention to her) and into a magical place. She travels by boat, hot air balloon, and flying carpet, and she uses her wits (and some help from a special bird) to escape a fearsome ruler and find her way to a new friend.
Journey is a wordless picture book. A fun writing exercise may be to have students make up their own narratives to go along with the pictures. This book may also be useful when studying various forms of transportation. How would students like to get from place to place if they had the choice? Like the girl in this book, students' answers would only be limited by their own imaginations!
Are you reading the SC Book Award nominees?
Click here for a handy checkoff sheet to keep track of your Book Award reading, and check out the videos below for a quick glimpse at this year's nominees!
Dates to Remember:
- September 1-25 - Fall MAP testing (Teacher will send specific date.)
- September 11 - Spirit Day
- September 14 - SIC meeting, 7:30am
- September 16 - Ident-a-kid pictures
- September 17 - Progress reports
- September 18 - Fall picture day
Labels for Education and Box Tops
Turn in your Labels for Education and Box Tops by this Tuesday, September 8. Classes with the most of each will be recognized. Visit our school website for details.