Author Archives: Valerie Byrd Fort

About Valerie Byrd Fort

I am a Teacher Librarian in South Carolina. I love kids, yoga, gadgets, dogs, food, books and technology. This is my blog about those things.

2014 – 2015 Week 14

This was BOOK FAIR week! Some schools go all out for Book Fair – dress up days, big parent events, lots of decorations…we do not. Don’t get me wrong – I promote, promote, promote (I talk to each class about … Continue reading

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SQUASH Story Time!

For this month’s theme, we read about SQUASH! The nametags were squash shaped. I did not really have a special playlist that they listened to. Just regular library music. There aren’t a lot of songs about squash out there. We … Continue reading

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#imwayr It’s Monday! What are you reading?! 11.17.14

What Are You Reading? was first hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. If you’d rather follow folks who are reading books for grown ups, you should follow her Monday meme. I am  participating in the kidlit version of this meme (although sometimes I actually … Continue reading

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2014 – 2015 Week 13

Week 13 was busy! More 5th grade classes worked on inventor research using the Facetalker app. We also planned the next research project, which is countries and immigration! LOVE the Immigration Station we did for the first time last year…it … Continue reading

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#imwayr It’s Monday! What are you reading?! 11.10.14

What Are You Reading? was first hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. If you’d rather follow folks who are reading books for grown ups, you should follow her Monday meme. I am  participating in the kidlit version of this meme (although sometimes I actually … Continue reading

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2014 – 2015 Week 12

This week, Kindergarten read one of my newest favorites, Sophie’s Squash by Miller. After reading the book, we learned a little bit more about how squash grow (we watched this really cool time lapse video about squash) and then we … Continue reading

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2014 – 2015 Week 11

This week, I spent a good bit of time preparing for our Scholastic Book Fair! Book Fair is November 17 – 21. It will be here before we know it! Kindergarten classes read Bats at the Library by Lies and … Continue reading

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