Fork Shoals Library Ledger
News for the week of September 28, 2015
Mark your calendars for Star Wars Reads Day!
Book of the Week: Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year
Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year, written by Bill Harley and illustrated by Adam Gustavson, is a nominee for the 2015-16 South Carolina Children's Book Award.
Charlie Bumpers should be excited about going into the fourth grade. He would be...if his teacher were anyone but Mrs. Burke. Charlie has history with Mrs. Burke, so he's sure that she's going to make his life absolutely miserable. And he doesn't care that she's the Teacher of the Year. Charlie didn't vote for her.
At first, it seems that Charlie may be right about his new teacher. Mrs. Burke really does appear to have it in for Charlie Bumpers. It doesn't help that Charlie always finds himself in the middle of trouble. (He doesn't mean to get into these messes, really! They just kind of happen.)
Charlie hopes that his entire fourth grade year won't be horrible, but how can he get things on the right track when Mrs. Burke is always waiting on him to mess up? Can he turn things around? Is Mrs. Burke really all that bad? Find out how Charlie comes to terms with Mrs. Burke when you read Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year!
Greenville Swamp Rabbits Scholars Book Club
By taking part in the Scholars Book Club Program, “Six For Sticks Challenge,” your young reading stars will have the opportunity to earn one (1) Buy One, Get One ticket voucher to attend the Saturday, November 14th home game! The hockey game will inspire school spirit and will be sure to get students excited about reading!
Reading logs and informational sheets were home last week. Students can earn their game BOGO ticket voucher by taking our “Six for Sticks Challenge” and reading six (6) grade level books for which they will receive one (1) Buy One, Get One ticket voucher for the Scholars Book Club Game Night on November 14!
Each participating student will use the provided reading log to keep track of their success. Upon completion, just return the reading log to your teacher by Friday, October 16!
Students are also encouraged to take part in a book drive on the night of the game. If they bring three (3) or more children’s books, new or gently used to donate, they will receive a Buy One Get One free ticket voucher to a future Swamp Rabbits game. The donated books will be given to the “Friends of the Library” and sold at their annual book sale. All proceeds from the book drive will benefit the Greenville County library system.
Teacher’s Incentive– Teachers will receive two (2) free tickets to the November 14 game at 7 p.m. for their class’s participation.
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 have received reading logs, but you can print out extras here. 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.
Read Your Way to the Big Game!
To enter this contest, make sure your child reads six reading-level appropriate books, complete the book list that was sent home, and return the book list and contest entry card to your child's teacher no later than Monday, November 9th,
All students who meet the six-book challenge qualify for the grand prize--a trip to the Palmetto Bowl (otherwise known as the Carolina/Clemson game)!
So, pick a team and start reading now!
If you need copies of the reading log, student entry card, or bookmark, please click here.
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 28 - Fall fundraiser begins
- October 1 - Spirit Night at Moe's
- October 5 - PTA Family Fun, Health, and Safety Night
- October 8 - Lunch & Learn with Julie Valentine Center
- October 9 - School Spirit Day
- October 10 - Star Wars Reads Day
- October 12 - SIC meeting, 7:30am; Fall Fundraiser ends