The past two Mondays we had Battle of the Books at our school. Monday, March 8th was the 3rd grade and Monday, March 15th was 4th and 5th grade. We were so excited to be able to hold these competitions in person this year. The students worked hard throughout the year, reading lots of books. They held regular virtual meetings with their teammates after school. They created team cheers, posters and outfits.

We want to thank Brinda Slaughter for all her time and effort she put in to planning and organizing this event. Normally we are able to elicit parent volunteers, but due to Covid-19 we couldn’t bring volunteers in the building. Our support staff stepped up and helped on both days of the competitions.

Also, Mcdonalds donated apple slices and Chick-Fil-A (Taylorsville) donated chicken sandwiches for the students the day of their competition. We are grateful for their support and donations. 

And last, but not least, a huge shout out to all the parents! You were your child’s cheerleader throughout the year as they pushed through to read all their books. Some of you were the team parent and organized and led their meetings.

Battle of the Books is a great way to increase reading comprehension as well as lear how to work as a team to accomplish a goal. If you are in 3rd grade you can have up to 4 students in your group. 4th and 5th grades can have up to 5 students in their groups. Each group must have a parent volunteer to supervise the group. Permission slips are due Friday, October 11th. Turn these in to your teacher. There is a parent meeting on Tuesday, October 8th at 5:00pm to learn all about Battle of the Books and how you can support your child through this enrichment activity.

Competition Dates:

Monday, March 9th: 3rd grade

Monday, March 16th: 4th and 5th grade

Click here for a link to the list of books to read for the competition. 

Translate »