• 2019-2020 Battle of the Books (BOB)

    3rd, 4th and 5th graders get ready for Oregon Battle of the Books!

    Alameda will kick off this year’s BOB program at a mandatory kick off meeting on November 6th in the gym right after school.  Come learn about the program, how to form a team, rules, dates and how to register!


    2019-2020 Schedule

    • Wed. November 6th, 2019, Gym
      3:05-3:45 1st time and returning participants
      Introduce Battle of the Books program and this year’s books.  Identify/assign teams

    • Wed. December 4th, 2019, Gym
      3:05- 3:45: Teams share progress; Author pronunciation

    • Wed. January 8th, 2020, Gym
      3:05-3:45: Author pronunciation review, additional resources for battle practice

    • Wed. January 22th, 2020, Gym
      Large meeting canceled - sign up for mini-battles

    • Wed. February 5th, 2020, Gym
      Large meeting canceled - sign up for mini-battles

    • Sat. February 8th, 2020, Alameda
      First round battles, battles run throughout day from 8:30-3:00ish

    • Wed. February 12th, 2020, Library
      After school, 2nd round battles

    • Fri. February 14th, 2020, Library
      After school: Final battle and party for all participants! Winner represents Alameda at the regional competition TBA

    What is Battle of the Books?

    The Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries in conjunction with a Library Services and Technology Act grant.  Students in 3rd-12th grade, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints.

    OBOB’s mission is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, to broaden reading interests, to increase reading comprehension, promote academic excellence, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students.

    Alameda Elementary has a long history of participating in Battle of the Books.  Teams will form, go through several rounds of battles and the Alameda winner will represent us at the Regional Battle of the Books competition in the Spring!

    Have a question?

    Please contact Kelii Haraguchi at bob@alamedaschool.org