Fork Shoals Library Ledger
News for the week of November 2, 2015
1st Quarter Reading Challenge results
- Kindergarten - 14,953 pages
- 1st grade - 55,547 pages
- 2nd grade - 51,281 pages
- 3rd grade - 49,265 pages
- 4th grade - 58,041 pages
- 5th grade - 71,482 pages
- Faculty/staff - 26,947 pages
Our top readers for each grade level are below. Each of these students received a gift certificate to be used at the upcoming Book Fair.
- Kindergarten - Abram and Job DeJong
- 1st grade - Caylee Meadows
- 2nd grade - Peyton Curesky
- 3rd grade - Madelyn Warrington
- 4th grade - Mariah Santiago
- 5th grade - Ethan Turner
All students and staff who participated in the Reading Challenge are recognized on a poster outside of the library.
Get ready for the Book Fair!
Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.
Book Fair dates: Friday, November 13th-Friday, November 20th
- Friday, November 13th – 8am-3pm
- Monday, November 16th – 8am-7pm
- Tuesday, November 17th-Thursday, November 19th – 8am-3pm
- Friday, November 20th – 7:15am-noon
We accept cash, checks (made payable to Fork Shoals School), and all major credit cards. 6% sales tax is added to all purchases.
If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair. Our online Fair is available from November 8th to November 21st, and all purchases ship free to the school.
November is Picture Book Month!
Not sure what to read? Start with this year's South Carolina Picture Book Award nominees. You can also visit one of Ms. Knight's blogs, Knight Reader Junior. Click on the "Recommended Picture Books" page, and select a few books to help you observe this month-long celebrations of reading!
The 2nd Quarter Reading Challenge has begun!
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.
Read Your Way to the Big Game!
All contest entry cards for the "Read Your Way to the Big Game" contest are due 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)!
If you need copies of the reading log, student entry card, or bookmark, please click here.
Book of the Week: Doug Unplugged
Doug Unplugged by Dan Yaccarino is a nominee for the 2015-16 South Carolina Picture Book Award
Doug is a robot. Every day, his parents plug him up, and he downloads information about all sorts of things. On this particular day, Doug is learning all about the city. But when Doug sees a real-life pigeon, he begins to wonder if there's even more to learn out there in the real world.
He experiences what happens when he flies into a flock of pigeons, when he walks down a crowded sidewalk or rides the subway, and so many other things. Doug also encounters something that wasn't included in his daily downloads. He makes a friend and learns, for the very first time, how to play.
Join Doug as he ventures out into the city, gains real-life understanding of the world around him, and learns what it means to be a friend and a good robot son.
I think Doug Unplugged is an excellent book for showing children how important it truly is to UNPLUG! Sometimes, they need to put away the phones, tablets, gaming devices, or whatever else is streaming information/entertainment to them. They need to go out and experience the real world! (Of course, this is a message many adults could stand to learn as well.)
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:
- November 3-5 - CogAT testing (2nd grade only)
- November 5 - Moe's Night
- November 6 - Spirit Day
- November 9 - Veteran's Day lunch
- November 10 - Chick-fil-A Night
- November 11 - Coffee with the Principal/Internet Safety presentation