Battle of the Books 2014 - 2015
St. Eugene School will once again be participating in Eisenhower Public Library's Battle of the Books program which is open to students in 4th through 6th grade.
The program consists of teams of ten students each who will jointly read a list of twenty books and answer questions from the reading, while competing against six of our neighboring schools. St. Eugene has several copies of each book available to check out to students who are planning on joining the program and Eisenhower Library also has a "Battle of the Books" section with copies of the books, and well as some audio copies also.
Students wishing to participate in the program will meet with Mrs. Fedorukand Mrs. Craven beginning in October. The members will meet every other week during the lunch period. Beginning in February, students will participate in a practice battle, 5 competition battles, and an awards ceremony. The battles will be held at Eisenhower Library from 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. You will need to arrange your child's transportation to/from the battles. A limited number of seats are available for spectators.
Battle dates are February 11 (practice battle), February 18, February 25, March 4, and March 11. An Awards ceremony and pizza party will be on March 25.
If for any reason your child is unable to attend a meeting or competition please send a note to Mrs. Fedoruk or Mrs. Craven, so they know not to expect them that day. All participants are expected to read at least 10 of the 20 books to compete in the battles.
The books to be read this year are:
N.E.R.D.S. by Buckley
Claws by Grinti
Wonder by Palacio
It's Raining Cupcakes by Schroeder
The Bully Book by Gale
Doll Bones by Black
Boys Without Names by Sheth
Counting By 7's by Sloan
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by Koingsburg
The Year of Miss Agnes by Hill
A Long Way From Chicago by Peck
The BFG by Dahl
The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees by Markle
Hoot by Hiassen
Firegirl by Abbot
The Graveyard Book by Gaiman
Castle in the Attic by Winthrop
Two additional books will be added to the list at a later date.
Please see Mrs. Fedoruk or Mrs. Craven if you have any questions.
Good Luck Team St Eugene!!!