Monday, January 28, 2013

And the Winner Is...

Friday the 25th was our school Battle of the Books competition.  We had eight very competitive teams, but the winner by three whole questions was the team Goldenview 2!  Birch, Tony, Braun and Trevor will be going to Mears on the 30th to compete in the district battle.  Wish them luck.  If they are the top team out of the 15 competing they will go to state!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Battle of the Books Competition January 25th!

Goldenview's school Battle of the Books competition will take place at 8:30 on January 25th.  Who will win?  There are eight fabulous teams this year.  Will it be SWAG?  How about Book Grown?  Then there are the Olympians, the Bookwormz, and the Fantasy Smashers!  Don't discount Goldenview 2, BOB!!! or RBGYWMEWAC*.  Of the eight teams, only one team can make it to the district competition on January 30th.  And of those 15 teams, only one makes it to the state competition.  Will Goldenview go all the way?  Tune in Friday afternoon to find out the winner!

If you are interested in suggesting books for next year's battle, please submit them here before January 31st. Next year's books will be announced on March 23rd.

*Don't ask.  Ok, it stands for "Red Bull Gives You Wings, Monster Energy With a Car." 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Bookmarks Are Here!

Even though neither of our bookmarks won the district contest, I though it would be fun to print them up for students here at Goldenview to use and admire.  So come by and pick up one of PaHoua's or Rylee's beautiful bookmarks.  Limited quantities!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Suggest Books for Next Year's Battle of the Books

Goldenview's Battle of the Books school battle will be on Friday, January 25th at 9:00 am.  Which one of our nine teams will win?  While the contestants reread their books for the 29th time in preparation, the rest of us can stop and consider which books should be on next year's list.  If you have a great idea, suggest it on the Battle of the Books Message Board.  The sooner you leave a suggestion, the more likely it is to be considered.  Books that will be considered must be in paperback, and if it is a part of a series, it must be the first one.  25% of each year's books are repeats from the past, and the selection committee chooses books from a wide variety of genres, including an Alaska book.  The list as a whole should appeal equally to both boys and girls.