Author Archives: Valerie Byrd Fort

About Valerie Byrd Fort

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

#SCASL17 – Inspired!

Last week was the South Carolina Association of School Librarians Annual Conference. I have always enjoyed attending this conference. I think the only one I’ve missed in the past 15 years was the one where I was literally giving birth! … Continue reading

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Digital Learning Day #DLD2017

Flashback to February! Digital Learning Day was February 23. I have hosted some sort of celebration for this day at my school for the past 5 years or so and it has looked different each year. We have brought in … Continue reading

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March Newsletter

Check out my school library’s March newsletter! https://www.smore.com/e1qvw VBF

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World Read Aloud Day! #WRAD17

Thursday, February 16 was World Read Aloud Day. I love to celebrate World Read Aloud Day because I feel that reading aloud is SO IMPORTANT at ALL grade levels/ages. I am in an elementary school and I’m certain all of … Continue reading

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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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