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Oregon Battle of the Books

Bonny Slope’s Oregon Battle of the Books is a fun reading incentive program which is optional for fourth and fifth graders.   Students will participate on their own time and will commit to their team by reading at least five of the 16 books from the OBOB list.


Students who want to participate must work with their parents to complete the Parent Permission Form. 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. If you wish to form your own team, you must include your team name on the Parent Permission Form. Completed paper forms will be collected in the OBOB tray of the library.

Registration for the 2018-19 year is now closed.

Students will participate in four strategy sessions, be eligible for prizes and guaranteed at least 2 rounds of play in the school’s OBOB battle.

Parent Help Needed

Parents, we always need your help to support these volunteer run programs. We need your support for tactic sessions, battles, preparation and team support. Please check out opportunities here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044eadaf23a4f58-obob1

Pool Play Results

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Overall Schedule

Tactic Session #3 Week of January 7th, 2019 Writing questions, verifying answers; Mock Battle Demo
Tactic Session #4 Week of January 14th, 2019 Anatomy of a battle; good sportsmanship; Mock Battle
Pool Play Battles Weeks of January 21st- January 28th, 2019 4th & 5th grade teacher classrooms, recess/lunch
Play-off Battles Week of February 4th -11th, 2019 4th & 5th grade teacher classrooms, recess/lunch
School Championship Week of February 18th, 2019 BSE School Library
Regional Tournament March 9th, 2019 Edy Ridge Elementary, Sherwood OR
State Tournament April 6th, 2019 Chemeketa Community College




To help your student prepare for a Battle of the Books, check out these resources:

OBOB is sponsored by the Bonny Slope Community Organization and is organized by parent volunteers.  Questions can be directed to obob@bonnyslopebsco.org

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