Battle of the Books
Each year, the Niagara District Christian Schools compete in a "Battle of the Books." The Junior Team is made up of students in grades 4-6, and the Senior Team is made up of students in grades 7 & 8. Each member reads a selection of eight books. In the Spring, the school teams come together in a competition to determine who has the most knowledge about the eight selected books. They always enjoy their battle day with the team mates, eating pizza, and spending time with other schools. It is an excellent time of community building between schools. We are so blessed to have access to so many wonderful books written by talented and gifted authours.
Senoir Book List for 2018-2019
Wednesday Wars, Gary Schmidt
The Art of Keeping Cool, Janet Taylor Lisle
The Apothecary, Maile Meloy
Thunder Over Kandahar, Sharon McKay
Flyaway, Lucy Christopher
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Avi
False Prince, Jennifer Nielson
Navigating Early, Claire Vander Pool
Books are available at the CCS library and at your local library (put one on hold soon)
Hand in your first 4 completed book summaries by
Friday, December 7 (any 4 of the books)
If/when you complete these, continue on with your last 4 books. The last 4 book summaries are due Friday, January 25.
Battle Date: Friday April 5, 2019
Enjoy your reading!!!
Coaches: Mrs. VanderWindt and Ms. DeJong
The Junior Battle of the Books List is as follows:
Chasing Vermeer - Blue Balliett
Warrior - Joseph Bruchac
Ruby Holler - Sharon Creech
Holes - Louis Sachar
Pictures of Hollis Woods - Patricia Reilly Giff
The Horse and His Boy - C.S. Lewis
Out of My Mind - Sharon Draper
Snow Treasure - Marie McSwigan
Students from grade 4-6 are encouraged to read through the list and complete a short summary on the hand- outs provided. Due date for the first 4 books is Dec. 15th, and the final 4 books is Feb. 15th. If you have any questions please be in touch with Mr Veldhuis or Mrs Eising.
We look forward to an exciting time reading and enjoying books together!
Mr Veldhuis and Mrs Eising