Battle

Battle 3 Recap

Battle 3 Scores: STB 67/179, ST 66/177, SMW 60/174, PN 60/159, GL 49/151, LH 57/142, UR 49/129Congratulations on a great third battle.

We thank the participants for completing the Battle Survey. We are tallying the results and will be able to annouce the repeating books very soon.

See you next week!

Battle 1 Recap

Battle 1 scores: Union Ridge-58; St Monica Blue-56; Giles-54; St Eugene-51; Leigh-49; Pennoyer-35Congratulations to all the teams for their fine efforts yesterday.

There was been quite a shift in the scoreboard comparing to the Practice Battle. Clearly, the teams this year are very strong. We look forward to seeing what happens next week!

Good luck to everyone.

One More Chance for Review

Before the first Battle, where scores will count, see if you can complete this crossword puzzle. The goal is to come up with the characters' names.

Hints:

  1. Click on the first tile in a title to start typing.
  2. If you typed a name correctly, the tiles will change into a pinkish/peachy color.
  3. The "A"s at the top will control the font size.
  4. The window image will make the puzzle full screen.
  5. The key image will provide the solution for the entire puzzle.
  6. Knowing the characters is the start of a great review. But, the next question you need to ask yourself, is why are these characters important to the story.
  7. Have fun!

Ready to try? Click on the read more link to play.

Practice Battle Recap

Practice Battle Scores: Giles-22; Pennoyer-21; St Eugene-20; Leigh-20; St Monica Blue-16; St Monica WHite-16; Union Ridge-15

Congratulations to the teams for an excellent practice round!

Giles took first place with Pennoyer in second. St. Eugene and Leigh ended up in a tie for third place.  Now, a word of caution: two of the teams in these upper ranks had warning eggs. If that warning had become a negative point, they would have lost their placement. Be aware of your teams' vocal volume and behavior. You do not want to lose your ranking for something that can be easily avoided.

Battle 1 will officially start next week. The scores from Practice Battle do not carry over, so this is a perfect opportunity to start fresh, as all teams will be even again. Remember, each book will covered in every battle, so make sure all books have been read and the experts are in the team square by 4:00pm.

If there are any questions on the rules of Battle of the Books or to declare a food allergy, please contact Kids World.

Good luck to all the school teams!

Practice Battle Today

clipat image of a sword through booksWe are so excited to officially open the Battle of the Books for the 2016-2017 Season!

Practice Battle will be held in the Library. Please try to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early. We will begin promptly at 4:00pm.

Please go to the 2nd floor.

We look forward to seeing everyone.

Battle Books Review

See if you can figure out which Battle Books these sets of characters come from.

Hints:

  1. If the book title begins with the word "The," skip over to the next word. For example, The Giver would simply be Giver.
  2. There are no spaces between words in the cross search. For example, The Secret Hum of a Daisy would be SecretHumOfADaisy.
  3. Click on the first tile in a title to start typing.
  4. If you typed a title correctly, the tiles will change into a pinkish/peachy color.
  5. The "A"s at the top will control the font size.
  6. The window image will make the puzzle full screen.
  7. The key image will provide the solution for the entire puzzle.
  8. Knowing which characters come from which book is the start of a great review. But, the next question you need to ask yourself, is why are these characters important to the story.
  9. Have fun!

Ready to try? Click on the read more link to play.

Final Scores from Battle 5

Battle of the Books 2015-2016 Final Scores: Union Ridge-325, St Monica Blue-315, St Eugene-302, St Monica White-300, Pennoyer-266. Giles-209, Leigh-208Congratulations to all of the teams for a great Battle season!

There was quite a bit of movement in the leaderboard these last two battles. Many of the scores were quite close. Each team should feel proud of their efforts.

Union Ridge comes in first place with St. Monica Blue finishing in second and St. Eugene in third. 

We look forward to seeing all of the teams at the Battle Award Ceremony on Wednesday, April 6th starting at 4:00pm. Trophies will be awarded during the Battle Award Ceremony for these top three ranking teams, while the players on every team will receive a Certificate of Participation.

We are pleased to welcome author, Chris Rylander, as our guest speaker at the Ceremony. All submissions of pre-orders for books were due yesterday; however, a limited quantity will be available for purchase on the day of the program.

We hope to see you there!

Battle 3 Recap

Battle Scores after battle 3: Union Ridge-214, St Monica White-193, St Eugene-181, St Monica Blue-180, Pennoyer-171, Leigh-141, Giles-123At this midpoint in the Battle Competition, there has been some movement in the leaderboards. Keep up the great work!

A few points were given out for a sucessful challenge from Battle 2. These points were added to the scores of Battle 3. Congratulations goes out to those teams.

Quite a few challenges were made in Battle 3. These are currently being evaluated. If points are awarded, they will be given out at the start of Battle 4.

Remember, for those wishing to pre-order books for the Award Ceremony Author Signing, please turn in the order form and payment before Battle 4 or during the break.

See everyone next week!

Battle 2 Recap

New overall totals scores after battle 2: Union Ridge-137, St. Monica White-124, St. Eugene-123, St. Monica Blue-115, Pennoyer-105, Giles-99, Leigh-97Congratulations go to the teams for a well played Battle 2. Overall, scores remain very close, which will make the next few Battles quite exciting. Be sure to look over any books your team might be struggling to answer questions for so that you don't miss out on the opportunities for more points.

No points were given for challenges made in Battle 1. Challenges to questions made in Battle 2 are being evaluated. If points are awarded, they will be added to Battle 3's scores.

A word of caution: warning eggs were given out last week. With the scores remaining very tight, do not run the risk of losing points. Make sure your team volume remains at Battle level, and each teammate exhibits sportsmanlike conduct not only to other teams, but with your fellow team members as well.

We look forward to seeing everyone next week!

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