from throughout the Sheboygan Area School District participated in the
tenth annual Battle of the Books competition, which took place on
Wednesday, February 25, 2009, at Jefferson Elementary School.
literacy competition is designed to motivate students to have fun
reading and encourage book discussions, while promoting responsibility
and cooperative behavior.
Teams of fifth grade
students were formed with children representing different elementary
schools from throughout SASD. Each team member was responsible for
reading nine books from a list of 27 assigned books. The books covered
a variety of levels, genres and interests.
A total of 64 teams participated this year with the top 20 teams being recognized with individual ribbons, medals or trophies.
The Battle of the Books was organized by Lori Roelse from Longfellow School and Holly Hansen-Grotbeck from Sheridan School.
The top five teams and their members are
place �Team 29 (Hailey H-Lincoln-Erdman, Holli R-Wilson, Jordan
W-Jackson, Dominque W- Sheridan, Ezra C-Cooper,and Sam K-Pigeon River)
place �Team 31 (Yessica R-- River,Alexa S-Wilson; Mason K-Jackson;
Karley C-Lincoln-Erdman; Andrew W-Sheridan; and Riley K-Cooper
place -- Team 24 (Jasmine M-Cooper; Delilah D-Pigeon River; Ben
B-Madison; Happy X-Lincoln-Erdman; Jerry J-Jefferson; and Abby B.
- Fourth place -- Team 46 (Cing
L-Jackson; Allison P-Lincoln-Erdman; Ellie L-Jefferson; Ben R-Wilson;
Chase H-Madison; and Shermeng V-Pigeon River
- Fifth place -- Team 47 (Annette T-Jackson; Tim O-Pigeon River; Peter X-Jefferson; Alexis M-Sheridan; and Courtney M-Wilson)