• Why Join BOB?

    BOB (Battle of the Books) is a county wide competition in which students go head to head with other schools to answer in depth questions about a select set of 10 books. The students work as a team to "battle" for the victory. The team consists of 5 students plus 1 alternate (for each grade). Last year our 5th grade team took 1st place in the county!

    We will meet approximately twice a month until winter break, then more frequently as we get closer to the competition.

    Meetings will be on Monday or Wednesday afternoons, depending on the students' preference once we establish a team.

    Students are expected to read the books at home and be ready to participate in discussions at our meetings. 

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    2019-2020 Grade 5/6 Book List:
    Because of Mr. Terupt  by Rob Buyea
    City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
    Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
    The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz
    One Crazy Summer by Rita Wiliams-Garcia
    Rules by Cynthia Lord
    Shoeless Joe & Me by Dan Gutman
    Sisters Grimm: The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
    The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
    Who is Jane Goodall?  by Roberta Edwards


    Competition Date:

    Date:   Tuesday, April 23, 2020
    Time:  4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Location:  Great Meadows Middle School
                      273 Route 46
                      Great Meadows, NJ 07840