Fork Shoals Library Ledger
News for the week of January 4, 2016
Just two weeks left in the 2nd 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.
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: Kali's Story
Kali's Story: An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue, written by Jennifer Keats Curtis with photography by John Gomes, is a nominee for the 2015-16 South Carolina Picture Book Award.
Kali's Story presents young readers with the tale of Kali (pronounced Cully), a young polar bear rescued after the death of his mother. This informative picture book takes readers through Kali's namesake village, to the Alaska Zoo that served as his foster home, and finally to the Buffalo Zoo (where it appears he remains today with his companion Luna).
Readers young and old will be charmed by Kali and his adventures with eating, playing, practicing his hunting skills, and even napping. They may even relate Kali's development to their own. (How is a growing polar bear different from or similar to a growing human?)
This book is great for read-alouds, and each page will produce "Awwws" from the audience. It's also a great addition to animal studies and a good springboard for discussions on polar bear habitats and how to preserve them.
Further reading at the back of the book provides information on things like adaptations for life in the arctic, "Polar Bear Math," and life cycle.
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:
- January 8 - Spirit Day
- January 11 - SIC meeting, 7:30am; Makerspace Monday
- January 12 - Chick-fil-A Night
- January 14 - End of 2nd quarter
- January 15 - Teacher workday
- January 18 - MLK Day (All schools and offices closed.)
- January 22 - Report cards