Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for November 17-30, 2014

Ye Olde Book Faire has commenced!

Our Scholastic a Book Fair theme - Sir Readalot’s Castle: Enter the Kingdom of Books! – surrounds students in the celebration of reading with hundreds of fun, engaging, affordable books for them to discover.

Shopping Hours:

  • Monday, Nov. 17th - 8am-7pm (Our Monday evening event will include medieval costumes and a photo booth!)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 18th-Thursday, Nov. 20th - 8am-3pm
  • Friday, Nov. 21st - 8-11am

Before you visit the Book Fair, be sure to download the FREE Book Fairs App to help you find the right fit books for your child. If you’re all booked up during Book Fair week, be sure to visit the Book Fair online. Our Online Fair is available for an extended time until November 29th.

The 2nd Quarter Reading Challenge has begun!

Let's all warm up with some good books! Our 2nd Quarter Reading Challenge has begun! This challenge runs now through January 15th (the last day of the 2nd quarter).

Reading logs were sent home with students last week, but you can also click here for extras. List books (with page numbers) as you complete them. An adult must sign by each book read. Add the total number of pages read during the 2nd quarter.

These reading logs should be returned to Ms. Knight by Wednesday, January 21st.

Book of the Week: Nelly May Has Her Say

Nelly May Has Her Say, written by Cynthia DeFelice and illustrated by Henry Cole, is a nominee for the 2014-2015 South Carolina Picture Book Award.

Nelly May Has Her Say, a retelling of the English folktale "Master of All Masters," is a delightful story that is sure to charm young readers who likely haven't heard the original tale.

Nelly May has twelve brothers and sisters, and there's never enough food to go around. One day, Nelly May decides she's old enough to help out, so she gets a job as a cook and housekeeper at the mansion of Lord Ignasius Pinkwinkle.

Mr. Pinkwinkle, though, has some interesting demands. Along with her regular work, Nelly May must learn to call things by his special names. A bed is no longer a bed. It's a restful slumberific. And his dog isn't just a dog with a wagging tail. It's a fur-faced fluffenbarker with a wigger-wagger.

Nelly May isn't sure what to make of all these strange new words. They're silly, weird, and take up an awful lot of time! But something's about to happen that could just make Mr. Pinkwinkle (who insists on being called Most Excellent of All Masters) think twice about his words.

Readers who love ridiculous, made-up words will definitely find something to enjoy inNelly May Has Her Say. Comparisons to the work of Dr. Seuss will abound, and students could have a lot of fun making up their own nonsense words for everyday objects.

Are you reading the SC Book Award nominees?

Fork Shoals participates in both the state Picture and Children's Book Award programs, sponsored by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians. Students who read at least five books from each level are eligible to vote for their favorite in February!

Click here for a handy checkoff sheet to keep track of your Book Award reading!

Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

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Dates to Remember:

  • November 17-21 - Fall Book Fair; American Education Week
  • November 17 - Book Fair open until 7pm.
  • November 20 - Thanksgiving Lunch
  • November 25 - Career Day
  • November 26-28 - Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 1 - Progress reports
  • December 2 - Skate Night @ Golden Skate, 6-8pm
  • December 9 - Club and class pictures

American Education Week

This week we are celebrating American Education Week to recognize the nearly 10,000 teachers and other staff who are dedicated to educating more than 72,000 students in Greenville County Schools. To help honor these men and women, you could send a note or email, or call your child’s teacher, bus driver, cafeteria worker, secretary, custodian, or other school staff member to thank them for their commitment to public education. This small token of appreciation will be greatly appreciated!