Fork Shoals Library Ledger
News for the week of December 3rd
Help 5th grade!
Book signing at Fiction Addiction
Any of Ms. Long's books would be great gifts for the book lovers (young or older) on your holiday shopping list. If you can't make it to the book signing, you can reserve a personalized copy of any of Ms. Long's books by contacting Fiction Addiction in advance at 864-675-0540 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book of the Week: Hibernation Station by Michelle Meadows and Kurt Cyrus
Hibernation Station, written by Michelle Meadows and illustrated by Kurt Cyrus, is a nominee for the 2012-13 South Carolina Picture Book Award. This book is a great read-aloud that tells about a group of animals getting ready to hibernate for the winter. At first, various animals have trouble going to sleep, they're hungry or wet, or they're just plain lonely. Gradually, with the help of the bears in charge, each animal settles in for a long winter's sleep.
The whimsical illustrations, rendered in pencil with digital color, and the fun rhymes really keep this story going. I especially enjoyed seeing the snakes' pajamas! Young readers will be enchanted by this story, and it could lead them to explore how animals survive cold winters.
Pair this book with Under the Snow by Melissa Stewart or What Do Animals Do in Winter? by Melvin and Gilda Berger for a great discussion about animals in winter!
Our December PTA meeting is Monday, December 10th, at 6:30 PM. Please join our 2nd graders as they perform their play entitled, “The Unity Tree”. You will see many IB attitudes learned in this production!
4th/5th grade chorus holiday concert
Our chorus will perform on Tuesday, December 11th, at 6:30 PM. You do not want to miss this performance to see and hear how creative and balanced our students are as our Honors Chorus performs!
Dates to remember:
- December 3 - Progress reports
- December 4 - Skate Night @ Golden Skate
- December 10 - PTA meeting & 2nd grade play
- December 11 - 4th & 5th grade chorus holiday concert
- December 14 - Spirit Day
- December 20-January 1 - Winter break
Please remember that we will only be pre-ordering yearbooks this year. If you would like a yearbook, remember to order by December 16th. We will not have extras in the spring, so order yours while pre-orders are being taken!