Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of April 6th, 2015

3rd Quarter reading logs are due!

All reading logs for the 3rd Quarter Reading Challenge are due to Ms. Knight by this Tuesday, April 7th!

Remember to list books completed with page numbers. An adult must sign by each book completed, and all pages must be totaled at the end.

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Battle of the Books team wins 2nd place!

Congratulations to the very first Fork Shoals Battle of the Books team for their 2nd place finish in District Finals! The team outlasted 30 other schools, and their final round of competition against Paris Elementary came down to the very last question.

Ms. Knight and her team had a great season and look forward to winning that Championship trophy next year!

Team members are: Kinsley Nicholson, Valerie Nicholson, Vanessa Nicholson, Bailey Beck, Julian Parry, Grayson Shirley, Delaney Smith

Not pictured: Mia Wills, Gabby Bowles, Savannah Bowles

M.H. Herlong is coming to Fork Shoals!

Attention 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders! M.H. Herlong, the author of Buddy, is coming to our school next Monday afternoon! Buddy won this year's South Carolina Children's Book Award, so it's a great honor to have the author visit Fork Shoals.

We will NOT be selling copies of Buddy prior to the author visit, so students are encouraged to bring their own copies of the book to be autographed on the day of the visit.

4th Quarter Reading Challenge begins this week!

Our final reading challenge for the year begins this week. Your goal is to read as much as possible between now and May 22nd. Reading logs will be sent home and will be available in the library, on the school website, and here.

All reading logs will be due no later than Wednesday, May 27th. Prizes will be awarded to the top readers in each grade level, and every participant will receive recognition.

Remember to list books completed with page numbers. An adult must sign by each book completed, and all pages must be totaled at the end.

Book of the Week: My First Day

My First Day, by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page, was a nominee for the 2014-15 South Carolina Picture Book Award.

My First Day takes a look at what animals do on their first day of life. Some animals, like the Siberian tiger, emperor penguin, or sifaka (a type of lemur), rely on their parents to care for them for a while. Others, like the capybara, leatherback turtle, or kiwi, are on their own almost immediately. Many other animals are somewhere in between.

With interesting text, colorful pictures, and further information at the back of the book, My First Day is an excellent book for readers who love animals, especially baby animals. Many of the animals depicted aren’t well known, so this book could serve as a starting point for more in-depth research.

2015-2016 South Carolina Book Award Nominees

It's time to start reading the nominees for the 2015-2016 South Carolina Book Awards! Take a look at the videos below for a glimpse at next year's Picture and Children's Book Award nominees.
15-16 SCPBA nominees
15-16 SCCBA Nominees

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Dates to Remember:

  • April 7 - 3rd quarter reading logs due; Skate Night, 6-8pm
  • April 8 - Report cards
  • April 13-17 - National Library Week
  • April 13 - Author visit, 3rd-5th grades
  • April 14 - Chick-Fil-A Night
  • April 16 - Magnificent Moms breakfast, 7:30am
  • April 17 - Spirit Day; Spring Spectacular, 4-8pm

Spring Spectacular

We are looking forward to the Spring Spectacular on Friday, April 17th, 4-8pm. Watch class folders, emails, the school website, and the school Facebook page for how you can help. It will be a fun time for all!

Fork Shoals Talent Show

The Fork Shoals Student Talent Show is on Saturday, April 25th, at 10am. Students interested in signing up to perform must turn in a completed Sign Up Form by Friday, April 10th. No late forms will be accepted. Forms have already been sent in Monday folders. If you would like another form, there are extras in the school office, or contact Mrs. Paxton at