January Library Opportunities
January Book Challenge (all grades) - The library is offering a January book challenge. Students that read 12 books will earn a smelly fruit pencil from the library. After you finish a book, record the title and author on the back. Have a parent sign it, then return it to Mrs. Kufahl in the library. This challenge is optional. The paper is due at the end of January.
Here is a link to print the paper:
Battle of the Books (grades 3-6) -
Students work together in teams of four to six students to read all the books on the William Allen White book list. The books must be read by May, the exact date is yet to be determined. During the competition, students are asked questions about the books and receive points for answering the correct title and author’s last name. They may confer with their team before answering, so it is important that someone on the team has read the book.
Students who wish to participate must have this permission form signed by both their classroom teacher and a parent/guardian. The student must agree to read the books assigned by May. It would really let their team down to start the program and not finish it. Once students have turned in their permission form, Mrs. Kufahl will form teams. Teams will then meet and students will decide what books each person is responsible for. Books are available to check out through our library, TSCPL, or you may purchase them on your own (if you wish). Many of the books are also available through TSCPL in audio format through Hoopla and Libby. This may be a good choice, because a lot of these books may be difficult for 3rd and 4th grade students. You can also choose to read the books as a family. Mrs. Kufahl will meet with the teams to check their progress and be sure everyone understands the rules and procedures of the competition. Mrs. Kufahl and the teams will meet once a month during lunch to check their progress and be sure everyone understands the rules and procedures of the competition. Attending the lunch meeting is required to participate. The competition will occur in May. Forms are due to Mrs. Kufahl on January 6th. Students may sign up late if there is room for them to join a current team. Students either learned about this the week before break, or are learning about it this week in library class.
3rd & 4th grade form:
5th & 6th grade form:
Book List: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EfV-GnXOwS-S-sgBV4RjADDMNHqEHOXHbE2Nk0bIwEs/edit?usp=sharing
3rd & 4th grade only read books off the 3rd-5th grade list.
5th & 6th grade read the books on both lists.