The statewide Battle of the Books program is designed to promote a love of reading among our students. It encourages students to read a variety of books and remember information about the plots, characters, and settings of the books. Every question asked in a battle is answered by the title and author of the book and focuses on specific details. It is a fun, academic-based competition that has been very successful in school districts throughout the state in encouraging students to read.
WEMTA (Wisconsin Education Media and Technology Association) sponsors three divisions. The elementary division is fourth through sixth grade. The sixth through eighth grade division is the middle level, and a senior high division exists for grades 8 and up. The elementary division reads the nominated Golden Archer winners for the primary and intermediate levels plus a variety of other award winning titles.
This year our Riverside BOB group met at lunch time on Day 2. 4th graders met with Mr. Podeweltz and Mrs. Goertz while 5th graders met with Mrs. D in the library.
Our final battle team took the state test last week, scoring 330 points which put Riverside into the “300 Club”! Our final team members were Nina, Tolu, Ava, Brookie and Charlotte (alternate).
Mrs. D is so thankful to have a great group of students this year and to have the assistance of Mr. Podeweltz and Mrs. Goertz. Thank you to everyone!