Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of May 16, 2016

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Only one week left in our 4th Quarter Reading Challenge!

The 4th Quarter Reading Challenge ends this Friday, May 20th! Reading logs MUST be turned in no later than Wednesday, May 25th. We’ll have prizes for those who read the most in each grade level, and every participant will receive recognition.

List books (with page numbers) as you complete them. Add your total number of pages read during the 4th quarter. Please print clearly and total your pages at the end. If you need extra reading logs, click here.
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An evening with Sherman Alexie

National Book Award-winning author Sherman Alexie will be discussing his life as a writer, including his debut children’s picture book, Thunder Boy Jr. ($17.99, on sale 5/10/16), at the Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Smith Recital Hall on Tuesday, May 17th, at 6:30 pm.

*Note: This event is free and open to the public, but a purchase of Thunder Boy Jr. from Fiction Addiction is required in order to join the signing line. Mr. Alexie will personalize any and all of his books if you have a signing line ticket.

Thunder Boy Jr. is named after his dad, but he wants a name that’s all his own. Just because people call his dad Big Thunder doesn’t mean he wants to be Little Thunder. He wants a name that celebrates something cool he’s done, like Touch the Clouds, Not Afraid of Ten Thousand Teeth, or Full of Wonder.

But just when Thunder Boy Jr. thinks all hope is lost, he and his dad pick the perfect name…a name that is sure to light up the sky.

National Book Award-winner Sherman Alexie’s lyrical text and Caldecott Honor-winner Yuyi Morales’s striking and beautiful illustrations celebrate the special relationship between father and son.

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Book of the Week: What If You Had Animal Teeth!?

What If You Had Animal Teeth!?, written by Sandra Markle and illustrated by Howard McWilliam, was a nominee for the 2015-2016 South Carolina Picture Book Award.

What If You Had Animal Teeth!? is an excellent book that will engage even the youngest readers in animal research. Readers will learn interesting facts about some familiar--and not so familiar--animals and how their teeth help them to survive.

The animals featured in this book (beavers, sharks, narwhals, elephants, rattlesnakes, naked mole rats, vampire bats, hippos, tigers, crocodiles, and camels) all have very different teeth, and students will enjoy comparing the animals and thinking about what it might be like to have the chompers they see on the pages.

Knight Reader Junior

Explore books for the elementary school crowd!

Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

Dates to Remember:

  • May 16-18 - 4th grade SCPASS testing
  • May 17-24 - Field days (See teacher newsletters for specific dates.)
  • May 20 - All library books due
  • May 25 - Yearbook Day
  • May 26 - Kindergarten Celebration
  • May 27 - 1st/2nd grade awards programs

Car Tags

Please remember to keep your numbered car tags at the end of the school year. Students will keep the same number each year. You may purchase additional tags for $1.00.

Lost and Found

Parents please be sure to check the lost and found during field days and award days. All unclaimed items will be donated to charity after June 5th.


Mark your calendars! Yearbook day is Wednesday, May 25th. Mrs. McLaney will reveal the winner of our cover contest that morning on the FSS morning news. At 9:00, we will distribute yearbooks starting with 5th grade and working our way down to K5. The next day, Thursday, May 26th, we will sell the few extras we have starting at 7:30 in the bell tower. It will be on a first come first served basis. They will sell for $19.00, and checks should be made payable to Fork Shoals School.