• Welcome Wildcat families.... 

    It’s a Battle of the Books! 

    Third grade will be hosting a battle of the books. 

    What is it?:  A before school reading club that meets weekly to discuss chapter books that we read together. We read a total of 6 books: Bunnicula, Freckle Juice, Lemonade War, The BFG, The Fake Moustache and Janitors.  The club meets every Wednesday morning from 8:00 a.m. until school begins at 8:35 a.m. While in the meetings students will take notes, host discussions, and complete activities associated with the books. Books are being provided through a grant by the Stafford Education Foundation.   Students will be expected to read approximately one book per month. Parents are expected to drop students off at the school at 8:00 a.m. on meeting days..

    Who is participating?:  Classroom teachers chose  5-6 students from each class.  Your child was chosen based on criteria: grades, reading level, behavior and attitude.  

    When is it?:  Before school on Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., in the third grade classrooms.  Transportation to school must be provided by parents. 

    The Battle:  At the end of the school year the students will compete against each other in a jeopardy style competition wherein they must be able to identify the books by direct quotes.  They will have to be able to name the title and author of the book.

    A schedule of dates is on the reverse side and attached is a permission slip that grants permission for your child to participate.  

    ALL MEETINGS ARE AT 8:00 a.m. before school begins. 


    First meeting October 2 We begin Bunnicula

    October 9, 2019

    October 16, 2019

    October 23, 2019

    October 30, 2019 Pass out BFG

    November 6, 2019 

    November 13, 2019

    November 20, 2019

    NO School November 27 No Meeting

    December 11 Pass out Janitors***

    December 18

    No School December 25 No Meeting

    No School January 1 No Meeting

    January 15, 2020 Pass out Freckle Juice

    January 22, 2020

    January 29, 2020 Pass out The Lemonade War 

    February 5, 2020

    February 12, 2020

    February 19, 2020

    February 26, 2020  Pass out Fake Moustache 

    March 4, 2020

    March 11, 2020

    No School March 18 No Meeting

    March 25, 2020

    April 1, 2020

    April 8, 2020

    Tentatively scheduled Battle Wednesday April 15, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.


    *** Janitors is our largest/longest chapter book and will require students to read daily over the winter break.