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Battle of the Books 2018

Battle of the Books is a program in which 4th and 5th grade students form teams of five.  Each member of the team reads one or more of the books.  Then in February teams compete by answering a series of questions about the books. The team with the most points moves to the next round.

The books for this year are:                                    Important Dates for B.O.B.

The Lemonade War                                                   4th grade elimination rounds January 30-31, 2020

The White Giraffe                                                       5th grade elimination rounds February 4-5. 2020

 The Great Treehouse War                                        4th & 5th Final Battles on February 7, 2020

Magic Misfits

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library



4th Grade:  1st place GummySquad, 2nd place Gucci Wolves

5th Grade:  1st place Save the Turtles 2.0, 2nd place Scrunchie Queens

Staff Team: 1st place The Vintage T's, 2nd place The Fab Five



Illinois Reading Award Programs

Students in grades K-5 are excited to be reading books for the Illinois reading award programs.  There are 2 awards at the elementary level and each award has 20 nominated books.  Boys and girls in 1st – 3rd grades are listening to their teacher read Monarch nominees.  If they read/listen to 5 stories they can vote for their favorite. Students in grades 3-5 are reading the Bluestem Award nominees.  They need to listen to or read 4 titles in order to vote.  Voting for both of the awards will take place on February 22, 2019 in the Media Center.


February 2019 Crystal Lawn Winners:

  • Monarch Award:  Claymates by Dev Petty
  • Bluestem Award:  Wish by Barbara O'Connor