Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of September 22, 2014

Be a Reading Warrior!

Fork Shoals is a proud participant in the Reading Warriors program. This program, sponsored by the Greenville Road Warriors ice hockey team, gives young readers the opportunity to earn a free ticket to the Reading Warriors Game Night by participating in the "Six for Sticks Challenge."

Reading logs and information for this program have been sent home. The Reading Warriors program runs now through the week of October 20th. Students may count books that they're reading for the school reading challenge.

Reading logs for the Reading Warriors program are due to Ms. Knight no later than Friday, October 24th.

We Give Books

We Give Books is an awesome, FREE initiative that provides users with wonderful eBooks while allowing them to give the gift of reading all over the world.

We Give Books provides members with access to hundreds of books, most of them targeted to children from preschool through age ten. There are also resources for educators and information on how users can further help the We Give Books program.

If you're interested in learning more about We Give Books, visit their website. To start reading, all you have to do is join (for FREE).

The 1st quarter reading challenge is underway!

Your child's goal: Read as many pages as possible between now and October 23rd. Reading logs MUST be turned in to Ms. Knight no later than Tuesday, October 28th. We’ll have prizes for those who read the most in each grade level, and every participant will receive recognition!

How do you record reading?

Use this reading log to document books read. 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 1st quarter.

Book of the Week: That Is NOT a Good Idea!

That Is NOT a Good Idea! by Mo Willems is a nominee for the 2014-15 South Carolina Picture Book Award.

Fans of Mo Willems will find yet another book to love in That Is NOT a Good Idea! This charming picture book, which gives a nod to silent films, introduces readers to a hungry fox and a plump goose. It appears that the fox is luring the goose back to his lair so that he can "have her for dinner." All the while, baby chicks interject with "That is not a good idea!"

While we assume that the chicks are warning the plump goose away from the fox, in true Mo Willems fashion, that is soon turned on its ear! Readers young and old will love how the story makes a sharp turn, and they'll enjoy rereading the story with the surprise ending in mind.

Are you reading the SC Book Award nominees?

Every year, the South Carolina Association of School Librarians nominates twenty books for four different Book Award levels: Picture, Children's, Junior, and Young Adult. Fork Shoals participates in both the Picture and Children's Book Award programs. 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

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

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Dates to Remember:

  • September 22 - Spirit Night at Zaxby's, 5-8pm
  • September 26 - Spirit Day
  • September 29 - PTA Family Fun Night
  • October 2 - Faculty Book Club, 3:15-4:15
  • October 7 - Skate Night @ Golden Skate, 6-8pm
  • October 10 - Spirit Day

Health Room News

Please remember that students have to be 24 hours free of fever, vomiting, or other stomach issues without medication before coming back to school.

Art News

Mrs. Cianfarano, our art teacher, will be periodically sending art work to The Greenville News Kids Page for possible publication. If a piece is chosen by The Greenville News, they will contact the parent before it goes in the paper. The art, a photo of the child, and a biography will be published and the student will receive $10.

PTA Reflections

It’s Reflections time again! Many of you may have worked on your entries as part of your summer activity sheets; however, it is not too late! Information about how to enter has been sent home and is also on the school website. The final entry date is October 13th, so you have plenty of time.

There are several categories for your student to enter in order to show their talents including the areas of visual arts, dance choreography, music composition, literature, and photography. Reflections has both a primary (for grades K-2) and intermediate (for grades 3-5) division. This year’s theme is The World Would be a better place if…… Let’s have our most entries ever for Fork Shoals School!