Oregon Battle of the Books
OBOB Update - December 14th
We have many teams who are missing team member information. A roster is posted on the OBOB wall outside of the Library with teams that have incomplete information. Any names with a yellow highlight means that we do not have your team contract and/or parent permission form. In order to compete in the battles that begin in January, we must have all forms turned.
Tactic Session #3 is next week, Tuesday December 19 during 4th and 5th grade lunches. Remind your teachers if they forget to release you. Since many students missed the OBOB Title and Author Quiz at the last Tactic Session #2 due to substitute teachers etc., everyone will have another chance to earn an extra ticket in the raffle for an OBOB book by getting 8 correct answers on the OBOB Title and Author Quiz. Sixteen (16) lucky winners will take home an OBOB book before winter break.
After tactic session #3, check the BSCO OBOB page for links to the Global Study Guide, the handouts given during the next session, as well as the battle schedule for Jan-Feb 2018.
Tactic Session #1 - Nov 27
You may have heard from your child about the first tactic session meeting on Monday, November 27. Although it was a short meeting during recess, we covered a lot of information. Please review the information with your kiddo(s) at home just in case they missed the Tactic Session meeting.
- The OBOB Tips highlights best practices on preparing for battles.
- A reading matrix with suggestions on how to divy up the reading.
- The Team Charter document helps a team define goals and values so expectations are clear for everyone on the team. A sample Team Charter was provided. Turning in a Team Charter gets a ticket for each teammate for a current OBOB book or end of the OBOB season prizes.
- A handout with authors and titles was included at the meeting. Know how to pronounce the authors' names' at this site.
Next Tactic Session meeting is on December 7. There will be a flash quiz on OBOB authors and title. 12 correct answers gets a ticket in the raffle for a current OBOB book during the Tactic Session meeting on December 19.
Check out this cool website with homemade movie "trailers" of this year's OBOB titles. Most are less than two minutes long.
It’s here... Bonny Slope’s Oregon Battle of the Books!!! OBOB kicked off on Tuesday, October 31 during a meeting in the cafeteria with 4th and 5th graders, where students received information about the program and how to register.
This fun reading incentive program is completely optional for fourth and fifth graders. Students will participate on their own time and will commit to their team by reading at least five books from the OBOB list.
Students who want to participate must fill out the Parent Permission Form and Team Contract. Students can form their own team or allow the OBOB committee in conjunction with 4th and 5th grade teachers to place them into a team. Registration closes on Monday, 11/27.
We are also looking for volunteers to help make OBOB a more meaningful experience for the students. Let us know how you can help by filling out this form. The first tactic session is quickly approaching (the week after Thanksgiving break), and we will need your help with organizing the tactic session, running battles etc.
Questions can be directed to email@example.com
OBOB is sponsored by the Bonny Slope Community Organization and is organized by parent volunteers.
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