Fork Shoals Library Ledger
News for the week of February 1, 2016
Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars Program
To complete the program, students must read 5 books within the next five weeks. If the students reach their reading goal, they will qualify as a Reading All-Stars and will be eligible to receive free admission to the Reading All-Star Celebration Game on April 11th. Other incentives include a free t-shirt and book, recognition on the DriveVision, a parade around the outfield warning track, and a chance to throw the first pitch.
In order to qualify, please help your child complete the reading challenge and return the completed form to the library no later than March 4th.
3rd Quarter Reading Challenge
List books (with page numbers) as you complete them. Add your total number of pages read during the 2nd quarter. Please print clearly and total your pages at the end. If you need extra reading logs, click here.
Harry Potter Night at the Greenville Public Library!
Join the Greenville Public Library for the worldwide celebration of the Harry Potter series. The event will be Thursday, February 4th, 6:00-7:30pm, in meeting room A of the Main Library.
Enjoy trivia, crafts, activities, and wizard snacks. Hogwarts attire welcome. Fun for the whole family! Registration required. Call 527-9248 to register.
Battle of the Books practices
All BoB team members should have read at least 5 of the books for competition by now. All 10 books should be read by mid-February.
The BoB Regional competition will be held at Bell's Crossing Elementary on Tuesday, March 15th, at 6pm. BoB Finals will be on Tuesday, March 22nd, 6pm, at Pelham Road Elementary.
Book of the Week: This Is the Rope
This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration, written by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by James Ransome, is a nominee for the 2015-16 South Carolina Picture Book Award.
This Is the Rope is a moving tale of one family's journey from rural South Carolina to New York City during the Great Migration. The story begins with a girl finding a simple rope under a tree. This rope would play a part in the girl's move north, serving as a luggage tie, a clothesline, a jump-rope, a reminder of times gone by, and a symbol of how far one family has come and the bonds that hold them together.
For younger readers, This Is the Rope is useful for illustrating stories with one object tying events together. Pun intended. This book could serve as an example to follow when writing their own similar stories. Some young readers may not understand much about the Great Migration, but this book could start discussions on why people move from place to place, the differences between living in rural and urban areas, or what life was like during the North and the South during different periods of time.
For older readers, This Is the Rope is a simple yet powerful introduction to the Great Migration, which is something that is often glossed over in some history classes. This book could start discussions on why many African Americans chose to move north during post-Reconstruction America, the conditions in the South that forced them to move, and how much work is still to be done to achieve racial equality, not only in the South but also across the nation.
Are you reading the SC Book Award nominees?
Click here for a handy checkoff sheet to keep track of your Book Award reading!
Dates to Remember:
- February 1-5 - National School Counselor Week
- February 8 - SIC meeting, 7:30am
- February 9 - Chick-fil-A Night
- February 12 - Spirit Day
- February 15 - Presidents' Day (All GCSD schools and offices are closed.)
- February 18 - Progress reports; Panera Night
Narrative Report Cards
May Calendar Revisions
Pennies for Patients
Student Ambassadors will sponsor Pennies for Patients from Monday, February 1st- Friday, February 19th. Students may bring in any type of money to donate to this cause. Checks will be accepted, but please make them out to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. A flyer will come home explaining new activities we have planned for the week to help raise money for this fabulous cause.
The Beta Club will also be selling Candy Grams during lunch on February 8th-11th for delivery on February 12th. Candy Grams will be a gourmet lollipop and valentine’s pencil. The cost is $1.00 and proceeds will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Students may purchase for anyone in the school, and they will be delivered on Friday, February 12th.