Fork Shoals Library Ledger
News for the week of March 25th
Don't forget to make reading a big part of your Spring Break!
Book of the Week: Grandma's Gloves by Cecil Castellucci and Julia Denos
Grandma's Gloves, written by Cecil Castellucci and illustrated by Julia Denos, was a nominee for the 2012-2013 South Carolina Picture Book Award.
The young girl in this story loves spending time with her grandmother, especially in the garden. Grandma teaches her everything she knows about gardening. When Grandma becomes sick with Alzheimer's disease (based on the context of the story), the girl points out that Grandma always remembers to feed and care for her plants.
Eventually, Grandma passes away, and the girl is extremely saddened by the loss of one of the most important people in her world. She finds solace and a closeness with her grandmother's memory in one of the things that she and her grandma shared--gardening.
I think this book deals with a topic that nearly all young people will have to face--the death of a loved one. Grandma's Gloves demonstrates that it's okay to be sad and that the memories of those lost can always be kept alive.
March of Dimes Reading Champions
Students receive medals during awards day ceremonies. Medals are based on the number of books a child reads.
- 30 books - Gold medal
- 20-29 books - Silver medal
- 15-19 books - Bronze medal
Bonus: Every participating school will have a Caldecott Award winning book donated to the library!
Please encourage your child to participate in this program. Remember to mail in the registration card as soon as possible. Mail in the book list, sponsor list, and all money to the March of Dimes prior to April 10th. (No materials or money should be sent to the school.)
If you have any questions about this program, please contact Ms. Knight in the library.
Dates to Remember:
- March 25 - End of 3rd quarter
- March 25-26 - IB visit
- March 29 - Makeup day #2 (No school if day is not needed)
- April 1-5 - Spring Break
- April 8 - SIC meeting @ 7:30am
- April 8-17 - Boosterthon
- April 8 - Boosterthon Pep Rally
- April 9 - Chick-Fil-A Night Out, 5-8pm
- April 9 - Report Cards
- April 12 - Spirit Day
- April 17 - Boosterthon Fun Run
IB Evaluation Visit
On March 25 & 26, we will have visitors in our building for our five year IB evaluation visit. We look forward to them visiting classrooms and meeting with parents, students, teachers, and district staff. The visiting team will provide us with feedback about how we are implementing the IB program as well as give us suggestions.