Fork Shoals Library Ledger
News for the week of March 17, 2014
March of Dimes Reading Champions
Students receive medals during awards days based on the number of books read. After raising $1, students are eligible for the following medals:
- 30 books or more - Gold medal
- 20-29 books - Silver medal
- 15-19 books - Bronze medal
Bonus: Every participating school will have a Caldecott Award winning book donated to the library. This book will be placed in the library in honor of the student who raises the most money! Every child who raises $50 or more will receive a free tshirt.
Make sure to mail off your registration card (or register online at marchofdimes.com/southcarolina) as soon as possible, and read, read, read! Gather pledges and any other donations and place them in your collection envelope. No amount is too small!
Collection envelopes must be received by the March of Dimes no later than April 10th. These should be sent directly to the March of Dimes. No money is sent to the school.
Send in your Shelfies!
Digital photos are preferred and should be sent to Ms. Knight at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the name of the person(s) in the picture!
Book of the Week: Citizen Scientists
This book takes a look at how kids can "be a part of scientific discovery from your own backyard." It presents the concept of citizen science in a way that most young readers and budding scientists will appreciate. It may even provide a starting point for some fairly intense science projects.
Loree Griffin Burns' narrative, paired with Ellen Harasimowicz's beautifully detailed photographs, engages young readers and invites them to participate in nature studies without leaving their own backyards. Four types of studies are highlighted: fall butterflying, winter birding, spring frogging, and summer ladybugging. The author states that the experiences in each of these studies may vary from region to region. Additional resources and anecdotes are provided for each study for readers who wish to explore the topic further.
At the back of the book, in addition to a bibliography, glossary, and index, the author also provides information on finding resources for other citizen science projects. Most of them involve animal and plant studies.
Young readers who show a keen interest in science, particularly in conducting their own experiments, will love this book.
Dates to Remember:
- March 17 - SIC meeting, 7:30am
- March 18-19 - PASS writing, 3rd-5th grade
- March 28 - Spirit Day
- April 1 - Skate Night
- April 3 - Magnificent Moms Breakfast
- April 4 - Spring Spectacular
Students in 3rd-5th grades will participate in our state writing assessment on March 18th and 19th. Please be sure that students are at school, on time, get plenty of rest, and have a healthy breakfast. Encourage them to take their time and do their best!
The PTA Nominating Committee will be taking nominations for several PTA leadership positions. Officers for 2nd Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer need to be filled. If you or someone you know would be great candidates for these positions, please fill out a form! Forms can be found on our website. Thank you for getting involved and supporting Fork Shoals School!