What’s your read?

customLogo.gifCreswell Battle of the Books is on!

Student teams are busy reading their selected books and readying themselves for battle.  For you see mock battles and school battles are on the horizon!

Once again students from Creswell Middle School are participating in the Oregon Battle of the Books program.  However this year they will not be solely representing Creswell School District.  They have company.  After some organizing by Creswell’s OBOB coaches students from Creslane Elementary and Creswell High School will also be taking part in the fun.

“…the kiddos are reading their hearts out and starting to gear up for battle. Creslane reports 9 teams at last count, 5 teams at CMS, and two at CHS. So exciting!

Many thanks to our local Figaro’s, which is once again providing free mini-pizzas to all kids across the district who demonstrate that they’ve read at least 8 of the books!” – Deb Jolda, Creswell’s OBOB facilitator

Families and friends who would like to read along can check out this year’s book lists (link).  Happy reading!

What is the Oregon Battle of the Books?

The Oregon Battle of the Books, affectionately known as OBOB (pronounced Oh-Bob) to those who participate, is a year-long competition where kids form teams to demonstrate their knowledge of a selected set of books chosen by the state OBOB committee. 

It’s all about kids reading books that they may normally not read, working in teams, and getting fired up in the spirit of healthy competition!

Click here to go directly to the official Oregon Battle of the Books page for more background and history of OBOB.  This program was started, and is maintained, by volunteers from around the state.