Fork Shoals Library Ledger
News for the week of December 7, 2015
The library's last Makerspace Monday for 2015 is December 7th.
Local authors at Fiction Addiction this Saturday!
Greenville picture book author Melinda Long will be signing copies of her Christmas book, The Twelve Days of Christmas in South Carolina, along with South Carolina author and illustrator Kate Salley Palmer, who will be signing copies of her new coloring book, 2016 Race for the White House, at Fiction Addiction on Saturday, December 12th, from 11am-12pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Fiction Addiction is an independent bookstore located behind the Haywood Mall. Support this fantastic small business during the holiday season!
It's not too late to join the Battle of the Books team!
If you want to participate in Battle of the Books, please complete this form and return it to Ms. Knight. Please have a parent sign this form to be sure that you both understand what is involved. If you have any questions please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the library blog for more information on this program.
We will have practices on Tuesdays after school from 2:30 until 3:00, and Wednesday mornings before school from 7:30 -7:55. We will only have afternoon practices in December, and we’ll add morning practices in January. Our next two practices are December 8th and December 15th. Parents should pick up team members promptly at 3:00.
The BoB Regional competition will be held at Bell's Crossing Elementary on Tuesday, March 15th, at 6pm. BoB Finals will be on Tuesday, March 22nd, 6pm, at Pelham Road Elementary.
2nd Quarter Reading Challenge
List books (with page numbers) as you complete them. Add your total number of pages read during the 2nd quarter. *Please print clearly and total your pages at the end!*
If you need extra reading logs, click here.
Book of the Week: The Scraps Book
The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life by Lois Ehlert is a nominee for the 2015-16 South Carolina Picture Book Award.
The Scraps Book introduces readers to the life and work of Lois Ehlert. This book, peppered with photographs, Ehlert's artwork, and the items that inspire her, demonstrates that art can be found everywhere.
This book is a great read for budding artists (as well as art teachers) as it goes into Ehlert's creative process and some of the techniques she uses to create the collages seen in her picture books.
The Scraps Book is also ideal for an author study on Lois Ehlert, discussions of creativity, and the work that goes into creating a book. It could be used to inspire students to create art by upcycling and using found objects.
Are you reading the SC Book Award nominees?
Click here for a handy checkoff sheet to keep track of your Book Award reading, and check out the videos below for a quick glimpse at this year's nominees!
Dates to Remember:
- December 7-11 - Project Warm-Up
- December 8 - Class/club pictures; Chick-fil-A Night
- December 14-18 - PTA Holiday Shop
- December 14 - PTA meeting & 2nd Grade Play, 6:30pm
- December 15 - Chorus Holiday Concert, 6:30pm
- December 18 - School Spirit Day
- December 19-January 3 - Winter Break
Square 1 Art
Square 1 Art orders will be delivered to students on their art day this week.