Hello! Welcome to another year of Battle of the Books! Mrs Kelly and I (Ms. Zimmerman) will be the coaches of the teams again this year. We are looking for seven members to make up a 3rd and 4th grade team and seven members to make up a 5th and 6th grade team.
For those of you who are new to the program, Battle of the Books is a reading competition that we do through the Phillip S. Miller Library. The students will get a list of ten books which they will read and study. They will attend weekly practices to prepare for the competitions. The weekly practices will be on Monday afternoons from 3:40 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. The competitions will start in February and they are held at the Phillip S. Miller Library. It is a fun and exciting program and it gets everyone to start reading!
If your child is interested in joining Battle of the Books, they will need to do the following things:
1. Be prepared to READ!!!!
2. Your child will read one book to try out for the team. They will need to read the book and prepare to take a comprehension test on the book after Fall Break.
3rd and 4th graders will read Brixton Brothers: The Case of Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett
5th and 6th graders will read The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
Each child is responsible for getting the book to read. The books may be available at the public library or you may wish to purchase the book.
3. Prepare to take a test when we get back from Fall Break. The test will be in Ms. Zimmerman’s classroom on Thursday October 26th at 3:45 p.m. (right after carpool). This is the first Thursday after Fall Break. Mrs. Kelly and I will grade the tests and take the top 7 scores for each team. We will post the final teams on Friday October 20th.
That’s all you have to do! If you are interested and you have any questions, please contact either Mrs. Kelly or Ms. Zimmerman and we will be happy to help you!
We hope everyone has a wonderful Fall Break!
Ms. Zimmerman and Mrs. Kelly