• Battle of Books Club

    Battle of the Books Club

    The purpose of Battle of the Books Club is to encourage reading in all students. The quiz show format creates fun and excitement in reading. Students read books from the NC Elementary Battle of the Books list and the club is open to 4th and 5th graders.  Students will be put in teams based on how many books they have read and how they perform on a test about the books taken near the end of the year.  The teams will be asked questions about the books and students will need to tell the book that the question came from and the author’s name.  The club will meet during the school day to practice and will compete in June.  In order for interested students to be prepared, we have the list of books that will be used during Battle of the Books.  Books are available at the Timber Drive library media center and at the public library.  If you have questions, please contact the library media center, Ms. Waller at 773-9500 ext. 21302.

    1st meeting, Monday August 28th    lunch time

    Monday, September 18th – lunch time – need to have read a minimum of 1 book

    Monday, October 30th  - lunch time  need to have read a minimum of 4 books

    Monday November 20th  lunch time  5 books

    Monday, December 18th – lunch time  6 books - Quiz

    Monday, January 29th – need to read a minimum of 7 books

    Monday, February 19th  – Need to have read a minimum of 8 books

    Monday, March 12th  – Need to have read a minimum of 10 books

    Monday, April 23rd  – Need to have read a minimum of 12 books

    Monday, May 14 – need to have read a minimum of 13 books

    Monday, May 21st  - need to have read a minimum of 14 books Quiz to decide teams

    Wednesday, June 6th   – Teams meet 8:45-9:10

    Wednesday, June 13th  Practice 8:45-9:10

    Friday, June 22nd  – Practice  8:45-9:10

    Monday, June 25 - Practice  8:45-9:10

    Tuesday June 26 (tentative date)   Competition – 1:50-2:50 & Pizza party (hopefully)  -lunch

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    _______________________ want to be in the Battle of the Books Club at Timber Drive Elementary.  I understand that Battle of the Books Club is a privilege not a right.  Members are expected to attend meetings, listen, follow instruction, and show courtesy to their teammates.  I will agree to read the books and learn the authors’ names. If I do not follow the club’s rules, I understand that I will be asked to leave the Battle of the Books Club. We take pictures for the Garner newspaper after the competition. Please indicate if it is alright for your child’s name and picture to appear in the paper.

     

    Student  Name __________________________   Class ________________________________

    _____ I give permission to the Wake County Public School System or the news media to make photographs, slides, videos, or illustrations of my child. Further, I authorize their use without inspecting or approving the finished product or its specific use.

    _____ No. I do not give permission for my child to be included in presentations by the Wake County Public School System or the news media.

    _____ I’m interested in helping set up and take down for Battle of the Books Competition

     

    Parents, I am looking for someone to help from 11:00-11:25 with a 2nd grade class in the computer lab so that I can meet with Battle of the Books students.  If you are available on any of these dates, (even if it is only 1, please let me know).

    Student’s Signature ________________________ 

     

    Parent’s Signature ________________________________ 

     

    email address _______________________

    Battle of the Books Club

    Parents & Students,

                The purpose of Battle of the Books is to encourage reading in all students. The quiz show format creates fun and excitement in reading. Students read books from the NC Elementary Battle of the Books list and the club is open to 4th and 5th graders.  Students will be put in teams based on how many books they have read and how they perform on a test about the books taken near the end of the year.  The teams will be asked questions about the books and students will need to tell the book that the question came from and the author’s name.  The club will meet during the school day to practice and will compete in June.  In order for interested students to be prepared, we have the list of books that will be used during Battle of the Books.  Books are available at the Timber Drive library media center and at the public library.  If you have questions, please contact the library media center, Ms. Waller at 773-9500 ext. 21302.

    1st meeting, Monday August 28th    lunch time

    Monday, September 18th – lunch time – need to have read a minimum of 1 book

    Monday, October 30th  - lunch time  need to have read a minimum of 4 books

    Monday November 20th  lunch time  5 books

    Monday, December 18th – lunch time  6 books - Quiz

    Monday, January 29th – need to read a minimum of 7 books

    Monday, February 19th  – Need to have read a minimum of 8 books

    Monday, March 12th  – Need to have read a minimum of 10 books

    Monday, April 23rd  – Need to have read a minimum of 12 books

    Monday, May 14 – need to have read a minimum of 13 books

    Monday, May 21st  - need to have read a minimum of 14 books Quiz to decide teams

    Wednesday, June 6th   – Teams meet 8:45-9:10

    Wednesday, June 13th  Practice 8:45-9:10

    Friday, June 22nd  – Practice  8:45-9:10

    Monday, June 25 - Practice  8:45-9:10

    Tuesday June 26 (tentative date)   Competition – 1:50-2:50 & Pizza party (hopefully)  -lunch

    -  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

     

    _______________________ want to be in the Battle of the Books Club at Timber Drive Elementary.  I understand that Battle of the Books Club is a privilege not a right.  Members are expected to attend meetings, listen, follow instruction, and show courtesy to their teammates.  I will agree to read the books and learn the authors’ names. If I do not follow the club’s rules, I understand that I will be asked to leave the Battle of the Books Club. We take pictures for the Garner newspaper after the competition. Please indicate if it is alright for your child’s name and picture to appear in the paper.

     

    Student  Name __________________________   Class ________________________________

    _____ I give permission to the Wake County Public School System or the news media to make photographs, slides, videos, or illustrations of my child. Further, I authorize their use without inspecting or approving the finished product or its specific use.

    _____ No. I do not give permission for my child to be included in presentations by the Wake County Public School System or the news media.

    _____ I’m interested in helping set up and take down for Battle of the Books Competition

     

    Parents, I am looking for someone to help from 11:00-11:25 with a 2nd grade class in the computer lab so that I can meet with Battle of the Books students.  If you are available on any of these dates, (even if it is only 1, please let me know).

    Student’s Signature ________________________ 

     

    Parent’s Signature ________________________________ 

     

    email address _______________________

    Battle of the Books List

    There are 15 books on the Battle of the Books lists this year.  Team Captains will be chosen from students that have read all the books, pass a test and exhibit leadership during team meetings. 

    Students are encouraged to read all the books. We have multiple copies of all books in the library. Students should try not to check out more than 2 at a time to allow everyone access to the books.

     

    Students need to read at least 14 of these books to stay on the team and have basic knowledge of the other books.  Students will be quizzed on the books and authors to see if they have read them.  Last year, we had 4 teams competing.  In order to be placed on a team, students need to demonstrate that they have read the books.  We will be competing in front of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes and parents.