Fork Shoals Library Ledger
News for the week of April 4, 2016
3rd Quarter Reading Challenge results
The totals for each grade level are:
- Kindergarten - 24,549 pages
- 1st grade - 36,401 pages
- 2nd grade - 43,029 pages
- 3rd grade - 37,198 pages
- 4th grade - 43,591 pages
- 5th grade - 44,882 pages
- Faculty/staff - 33,666 pages
The top readers for each grade level are:
- Kindergarten - Audrey Kalk - 4,969 pages
- 1st grade - Oscar DeJong - 5,281 pages
- 2nd grade - Peyton Curesky - 5,343 pages
- 3rd grade - Savannah Pascoe - 5,160 pages
- 4th grade - Najibah Alam - 9,163 pages
- 5th grade - Madi Broome - 3,720 pages
- Faculty/staff - Ms. Knight - 9,798 pages
All participants have been recognized on a poster outside of the library, and grade level winners received a special prize.
The 4th Quarter Reading Challenge is on!
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.
Book of the Week: Carnivores
Carnivores, written by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Dan Santat, was a nominee for the 2015-2016 South Carolina Picture Book Award.
It's not easy being at the top of the food chain. Lions, sharks, and wolves may seem like ferocious carnivores, but they have feelings, too. They want to be liked by their neighbors, but it's hard to make friends when their neighbors are so delicious.
In an effort to curb their carnivorous ways, the lion, shark, and wolf decide to become vegetarians...but that doesn't work out so well. Then, they come up with a plan to disguise themselves in an effort to fit in...but that doesn't end well, either. What's a lonely carnivore to do?
Sometimes, all a lonely animal can do is embrace what makes them who they are...and find a few friends just like them.
Carnivores would be a great addition to elementary studies of animals. It's a fun book about carnivores, and it could inspire some young readers to write their own books about animals' eating habits. The pictures in Carnivores are hilarious, the narrative is equally funny, and these two elements combine to create a laugh-out-loud experience that readers of all ages will enjoy.
FYI, any readers who liked the sharks in Finding Nemo will be delighted by Carnivores.
Dates to Remember:
- April 7 - Fork Shoals School Historical Marker Dedication, 9am
- April 10-15 - National Library Week
- April 11 - SIC meeting, 7:30am; Greenville Drive celebration game
- April 12 - Chick-fil-A Night
- April 14 - Magnificent Moms Breakfast
- April 15 - Spirit Day
- April 20 - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast