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BATTLE OF THE BOOKS FOR 2019-2020!

MSA is excited to offer a Battle of the Books program for any interested 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.
Battle of the Books is a friendly competition where teams of students read books from a list and then compete in a trivia based competition as a team. Teams will meet during Friday’s study hall in November, December, and January (Battle in early February).

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Permission slips due: TBD (return to your English teacher)
  • Volunteer coach’s meeting : TBD
  • Meet Your Team : TBD
  • Battle of the Books competition : TBD

Permission Slip

Available Fall 2019

BOOKS [8 books chosen from the Maud Hart Lovelace nominees]:

  • Cyclone by Doreen Cronin
  • The End of the Wild by Nicole Helget
  • Framed! by James Ponti
  • Greetings from Witness Protection by Jake Burt
  • The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
  • Refugee by Alan Gratz
  • Terror at Bottle Creek by Watt Key
  • Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes

PRIZES – ICE CREAM AND PIZZA!

  • Each student who reads all 8 books will be invited to an ice cream social after the Battle.
  • The winning teams (1st, 2nd, and 3rd places) for the Battle of the Books competition will win a pizza lunch for the winning team, as well as an award ribbon!

FAQ:

  • How do I sign up? Permission forms will be available through your English teacher.
  • Where can I check out a book? Books can be checked out in Mr. Fillbrandt ’s classroom (6th grade English) during the school year. Books are also available at the local public library.
  • How many books can I check out at a time? Only one book per student can be checked out at a time due to limited number of copies. 
  • When will a team meet? Teams will be meeting sometime during Friday’s study hall (2:20pm-end of day).
  • How big is a team? We will form teams based on the number of kids who are participating and how many coaches volunteer. In general, teams are between 4-6 students.
  • Can I request friends? Yes, you can request friends on the permission form. We can’t guarantee requests, but we do our best to accommodate requests.

PARENT VOLUNTEERS AS COACHES/MENTORS TO TEAMS: WE NEED YOUR HELP! (NHS AND LINK HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TOO!)

We are looking for parent volunteers to help coach and mentor teams for the Battle. Time commitment is minimal (30+ minutes per month). We ask volunteers to meet at least twice per month to keep the teams on track. Please consider signing up and supporting this fun event. If interested, you can sign up on your student’s permission form that will be provided at school in September.

CONGRATULATIONS TO PAST WINNING TEAMS:

  • 2018-2019: 1st Place: Book Storm (6th grade); 2nd Place: Book Worms (6th grade); 3rd Place: The 7 Dwarfs (8th grade)
  • 2017-2018: 1st Place: Duck Detectives (7th grade); 2nd Place: WYSIWYG (8th grade); 3rd Place: The Binge Readers (8th grade)
  • 2016-2017: 1st Place: The Reading Bookworms (6th grade); 2nd Place: WYSIWYG (7th grade)
  • 2015-2016: 1st Place: WYSIWYG (6th grade); 2nd Place: 76-Lets (6th grade)

QUESTIONS? Please contact the Battle of the Books committee:

 


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