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B.O.B. Club

Battle of the Books

What is Battle of the Books?

  • A, voluntary, national reading incentive program for students in grades 3-8
  • The purpose:
    • encourage students to read good literature from different genres
    • practice of good sportsmanship, the development of leadership skills
    • and just plain FUN.
 

What Is The "Battle?"

  • The "Battle" is a full day tournament or game in which students' teams earn points by answering questions about the books on the book list.
  • The day begins with all participating local Catholic schools meeting in the HNM hall, where they are given a morning snack and directions for the day.
  • Then, the participants are assigned to a team made up of students from participating schools, given a mascot, and sent to their first round of the "Battle." They play several rounds, each against a different team.
  • At the end of the morning, points are totaled and the two teams with the most points are invited to a "Grand Battle" after lunch, with the other teams as their audience.
 

How does a student participate?

  • Read from the book list
  • Students may count books they have read before. However, they may not count books that they have only seen on a video or a movie.
  • Books can be read
    • By the student independently
    • Orally to the student
  • Listen to audiobook  
 

When do the students read the books?

  • The Battle will be held on May 5, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary School
  • Students will have plenty of time to read the books during the school year
  • Students must pass the AR quiz for each title they’ve read
 

What does it cost to participate?

  • There is no cost for students to participate in the OLA B.O.B. Club. Depending on donations and sponsors, a small competition fee may be charged.  This would cover the cost of the students medal and their competition t-shirt.  If you or someone you know would like to sponsor the club, please contact Mrs. Corrales.  
  • A donation that can earn Service Hours would be happily accepted.
    • The money would go toward prize incentives, t-shirts for our team, and books