Battle of the Books 2018
Battle of the Books (B.O.B.) is now underway. 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 mid-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.
Among the Hidden by Margaret Haddix February 12: 4th grade elimination rounds
Beneath by Roland Smith February 13: 5th grade elimination rounds
Book Scavenger by Jennifer Bertman February 16: 4th & 5th Final Battles
Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar
Soar by Joan Bauer
Illinois Reading Award Programs
Students in grades K-5 are excited to be reading books for the Illinois reading award programs. There are 3 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. The Rebecca Caudill Award is for children in grades 4-8 and they need to read 3 of the books. Voting for all of the award books will take place on February 22 in the Media Center.