It's the annual middle school Battle of the Books competition! Students were given over 30 book titles to choose to read.
From September to January, fifth and sixth grade students needed to read a minimum of 2 books or as many as they could get through. Some of the popular book titles included, Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25, Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas, Refugee, UGLY, Cyclone, Fuzzy Mud, and Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science.
Students were assigned to one of 16 teams. Working with their team members, they competed in a bracket style competition, having to answer twenty questions crafted by both Ms. Houck and Ms. Finkle about the books they read. Before a winner was chosen, the final two teams battled during assembly answering questions like: In which book would you find the following quote, "The End (unless you have some words of your own to add)"?; in which book do characters race down the Potomac in a police boat?; and in which book is guinea pig a local delicacy?
The students did a fantastic job working as teams and supporting one another!