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Oregon Battle of the Books

We still need battle timekeepers and scorekeepers!  It's a great chance for third grade or any grade parents to see what the battles are like and get their kids interested for 4th and 5th grade!  Sign up here.  

Battle Schedules - January 18th


Tactic Session #4 - January 12th

Visit the Cedar Mill Library OBOB page (http://library.cedarmill.org/kids/obob/) for 20 Sets of practice questions.  Invite another team to do a practice mock battle using these questions. 

Handout: Review the OBOB Battle FAQs

Schedule Updates:

  • The last Tactic Session Meeting will be Friday, January 19 during lunch recess in Ms. Watz and Mr. Traller's classrooms
  • Battles start on January 23, 2018!

New Requirement - January 8th

We still have a lot of missing information about parent contact, teammates and/or student information as a result of illegible handwriting or missing forms.  To make this easier for all involved (and to reduce paper waste), we are requiring that all parents with students participating in OBOB confirm their child's intent to participate in OBOB battles by filling out a short google form at this link.

So that we can confirm participants and populate the battle schedule, the form will stop collecting information on January 17, 2018.  Any student who has not filled out a form will not be able to participate in a battle, which begins on January 23.  

OBOB Needs Moderators!

BSE's Oregon Battle of the Books needs volunteers for success!  OBOB is in need of two moderators per day who will commit to being at the school between 10:40AM-12:20PM.  Each moderator will moderate one 4th grade battle that begins at 11:50AM and the 5th grade battle at 10:50AM.  Parents can volunteer by emailing obob@bonnyslopebsco.org.

Tactic Session #3 - December 19th

Handouts included this session:

The next three tactic sessions are on January 5, 12, and 19, 2018.  During those sessions, we will go over battle rules, battle code of conduct and maybe a mock battle.

The first battle takes place on January 23, 2018.

OBOB Update - December 14th

OBOB Teams,

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 #2 - Dec 7

Handouts included this session:

The next Tactic Session will be Tuesday, December 19.

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.

Handouts included:

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.

General Information

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 obob@bonnyslopebsco.org

OBOB is sponsored by the Bonny Slope Community Organization and is organized by parent volunteers.

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