Our teacher-librarian, Mrs. Weythman, has introduced all of the Battle of the Books to our 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. This is the inaugural year for this reading incentive program sponsored by Archdiocese of Seattle Elementary LIbrarians. Students are invited to participate in an optional Battle of the Books competition in teams by reading the chosen 12 Sasquatch award nominated books. During the competition, the students answer questions about these books. The reading competition is similar to Jeopardy.
Our library has1-2 copies of each title. Students are encouraged to sign up to read and reserve the books. To expedite reading, the librarian, will deliver the books to another student on the list as soon as it is returned to the library. The Seattle Public Library and the King County library buy multiple copies of these titles and they also have audio books for some titles.
In October, students will form their own grade-level teams consisting of four or five students from their homeroom class. These teams need to sign up with Mrs. Weythman no later than Wednesday, October 3rd. Students will determine which books they need to read based on the input from their teammates, to ensure that their team has read all 12 books by the first round of class competition in February. Teams will compete in their classrooms answering questions about the 12 award-nominated books. The winning teams from each class will then compete against other teams within the same grade level. At the end of this second round of competition, we will have one winning team from each grade level. The 3rd round will determine the winning team for Holy Rosary School. Our school’s number one team will compete against the winning teams from other regional Catholic elementary schools.
Round 1 – Classroom Competitions – Week of April 29 – May 3
Teams within classrooms will compete. At the end of this round, there will be one winning team representing their class at the next round.
Round 2 – Grade Level Competitions – Week of May 6 – 10
Winning teams from round one will compete by grade level. At the end of this round, there will be one winning team for each grade level.
Round 3 – Final School Competition – Week of May 13 – 17
The winning 4th, 5th, and 6th grade teams will compete against one another to become our Holy Rosary champion. After this round, the team will prepare tor to represent our school at the regional final.
Round 4 – Thursday, May 23 – 10 am – 1 pm at St. Francis of Assisi, Burien
Our Holy Rosary champion will take part in the regional final. The event will include a competition, lunch, awards, and treats.