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.

Mock Caldecott

So, just about every year, I think to myself, “I want to do a Mock Caldecott!” Then….I don’t. This year, however, the stars aligned and two of my librarian friends happened to start talking about how THEY wanted to do … Continue reading

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SC Teachers and Students in grades 3 – 12! Poetry Contest!

Jacqueline Woodson is coming to South Carolina on April 1 for the Arbuthnot Honor Lecture and as part of the events for that weekend, there is a poetry contest happening! Check it out at this link! 

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January! 2017 – 2018 School Year

We returned to school on January 5 from Winter Break and it has been fast and furious ever since! I posted the January Newsletter and Lion Cub plans, so you’ve had a taste of the fun. This month, I have … Continue reading

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Lion Cub Story Time! MUSIC!

Last week was Lion Cub Story Time! I read books with a MUSIC theme (although, it was calling for snow in our area, so a “snow” theme would have been better, but oh well…next time!) This is actually the second … Continue reading

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SLIS 325 – Children’s Literature Autobiography

I am excited to be teaching Children’s Literature again at USC, starting this week. I’ve taught it for years, but took a break to have the baby. Now that she’s almost two, I’m ready to get back to it! She … Continue reading

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January 2017 Newsletter

Check out the January Newsletter for my Learning Commons! https://www.smore.com/w2f6r VBF

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2016 – 2017 School Year! Wrapping Up 2016!

I think I’ve gotten off on my weeks, so instead of saying here is Week 16 – 18, I’m just going to say, here’s the rest of 2016! December flew by…at school and at home with all of the holiday … Continue reading

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