2012-13 All Stars and Complete Vienna Team
A big congratulations goes out to Vienna for winning the WSFCS District Championship for EBOB!
Hey upcoming 4th and 5th graders next year, start reading EBOB now! Great Summer Reading!
2013-14 EBOB List
Hey future middle schoolers, join BOB in 6th grade! Here is middle school list:
What is EBOB?
Elementary Battle of the Books, that's what!!!
Are you a book lover and an avid reader in 4th or 5th grade? Are you the type of student that can't put down books during your 'free time?' You may want to consider participating in EBOB!! Battle of the Books (BOB) is a book competition initiated by the North Carolina School Library Association. Traditionally, BOB is a middle school competition, but a few years back, elementary schools wanting 'in' on the action, birthed EBOB or Elementary Battle of the Books. EBOB is not as scheduled or rigorous as it is at the middle school level. The book list, above, is put together by the state committee. The books are selected on curriculum criteria, varied reading level, and dual similarity. Students decide if they're interested and commit to reading 4-5 of the books on the list, becoming 'experts' in their selections. Students should plan on reading the books by the middle of January (about a book a month). Students should feel very confident about the book material, confident enough to be 'quizzed' on the book. We will meet about once per month after school, but most of the practice will occur during the student lunch period. EBOB team members will be invited to the library once a week or two weeks throughout the year until our competition in March or April. Mrs. C-O will casually ask questions about the books each student has read. This will be a fun a relaxed atmosphere where team members can each their lunch and talk about their books. Teams will be comprised of students so that all the books on the EBOB list are covered by the team. In March our Vienna teams will compete in a school-wide competition. The two teams with the highest cumulative points will compete outside the school. Mrs. C-O will try to be as fair as possible, based on student performance during the practices. Mrs. Cowan, Mrs. Boone and Mrs. Reader are the other classroom teacher sponsors. The link below offers the book list and more information. Please see Mrs. C-O for more information.