Battle of the Books Blog

Battle 4 Recap

Battle 4 scores: Pennoyer-67/235 ; St Monica Blue-55/233 ; St Monica White-58/213 ; Union Ridge-64/199 ; Leigh-42/199 ; St Eugene-45/180 ; Giles-48/149One point was awarded to every team for a sucessful challenge of a questions from Battle 3. No additional points were awarded from the other challenges that were issued.

Congratulations to the Battle teams for a great battle. The scores are very close, and next week will decide it all!

Next week is the fifth and final battle. As it is the last battle, no challenges will be allowed. Rest assured, the questions (and answers) will be looked at very closely to ensure they are correct and fair.

If you have not yet voted for the Kids Choice book for next year's Battle of the Books season, please pick up a voting ballot at the Kids Desk.

On March 25th, we will host the Battle Award Ceremony. Our special guest speaker will be author Allan Woodrow. He will autograph books, or, if you prefer, your certificate. Your Battle Coaches will have all the details if you would like to purchase a book at the ceremony.

See you next week!

Battle 3 Recap

Battle Scores: St Monica Blue-64/178t ; Pennoyer-52/168t ; St Monica White 58/155t ; Leigh 57/139t ; St Eugene 48/135t ; Union Ridge 50/135t ; Giles 41/101tDuring the third battle, four points were awarded (one point to four teams) for a successful challenge to one of the questions from Battle 2.

After Battle 3, the leader board did some moving. Congratulations to all of the battle teams for their efforts.

As always, the challenges made during the third battle will be addressed in the beginning of the next battle.

We'd like to remind everyone to please exercise caution while executing drop-offs and pick-ups in the parking lot. We understand finding parking can be difficult, but please pull vehicles all the way into the parking lot, and away from the driveway. We'd like all of our battle participants to be safe.

We look forward to seeing everyone next week as the Battle continues!

Battle 2 Recap

Battle 2 scores: Pennoyer-60(116 total); St Monica Blue 62(114 total); St Monica White 56(97 total); St Eugene 47(87 total); Union Ridge 39(85 total); Leigh 52 (82 total); Giles 27(60 total)Congratulations to the teams for their work during this week's Battle.

At the start of our second Battle, a total of three points were awarded for the challenges made during the first Battle. Those points are included in the scores depicted for Battle 2. Remember when a challenge is made, the answers from all teams are reassessed, not just the team that issued the challenged. All answers are then reviewed as in conjunction with the relevant passages from the book to determine whether additional points will be rewarded and to which teams.

Any additional points rewarded from the challenges made during Battle 2 will be given out at the start of Battle 3.

We look forward to seeing everyone next week!

Battle 1 Recap

Battle Scores: Pennoyer-56 ; St Monica Blue-52 ; Union Ridge-46 ; St Monica White-41 ; St Eugene-40 ; Giles-33 ; Leigh-30 Congratulations to all of our Battle teams.

After the first Battle, the teams are relatively close in score and it remains anyone's game. Remember, there are 5 battles in total that count towards the overall score.

There are a few challenges in play. The results of the challenges will be announced next week. If the challenges are proved valid, the additional points will be awarded to the deserving teams. These points will count towards the scores of Battle 2.

See everyone next week.

A Great Start!

Practice Battle Scores: Pennoyer-38, St Monica White-35, Union Ridge-35, Giles-29, st Eugene-29, Leigh-19, St Monica Blue-19We thank everyone for a great practice battle, and hope your questions have been answered regarding how this year's Battle of the Books will work. If you have any further questions/concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Kids World. We will be happy to answer them as best we can.

The Practice Battle scores do not count towards the running total that will later determine the winning team. However, we do extend our congratulations to the "winning" team.

See everyone next week!

Ready or Not, We Battle Begins!

clipart image of a stack of books with a sword sticking out of middlePractice Battle begins today at 4pm.

We will talk a bit about what to expect in terms of the questions and scoring as well as what Library staff expect from participants. After that, we will have two practice rounds. Since it is the Practice Battle, the points will not count toward the running total that will later determine the winning team.

All participants should take the elevator to the 2nd floor and go to the big meeting room.

We look forward to seeing everyone!

Crossword Review

For a quick review of some of the characters in the Battle Books, see if you can solve this crossword.  After solving, think about or write down what you know about each character. How are they important to the story?

Click on the small or big A to change the font size. Click on the middle button will make the crossword full screen, and the key will show you the solution if you get stumped.

 

Are You on the Next Winning Team?

An Uncle Sam recruitement poster makeover: Unlce Sam in in middle pointing at the viewer, wears a red button with Eisenhower Library logo and word "READ" on it. The poster reads: "I want you for battle of the books. Enlist at your school."Have you signed up for your school's Battle Team? See your school's Battle Coach to register for the Battle of the Books competition held at Eisenhower Library in February and March.

With snacks, trophies, 18 books, "Spin the Wheel" Bonus points, and a Guest Speaker, we have all the ingredients for a great season.

The book list has been finalized as is, so it is time to start reading! (If, you have not already...)

Projected Battle Schedule

Sword through stack of books; overhead a clock reads 4:00Here is the projected schedule for the 2014-2015 Battle Season.

  • Practice Battle: Feb. 11th at 4:00pm
  • Battle 1: Feb. 18th at 4:00pm
  • Battle 2: Feb. 25th at 4:00pm
  • Battle 3: Mar. 4th at 4:00pm
  • Battle 4: Mar. 11th at 4:00pm
  • Battle 5: Mar. 18th at 4:00pm
  • Award Ceremony (with Special Guest Speaker & Autograph Session): Mar. 25th

We look forward to seeing everyone then!

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