Oregon Battle of the Books
Oregon Battle of the Books (known as OBOB - "Oh-bob") is an optional extracurricular book trivia competition held at the school level, and is open to students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. Students will be part of a team which competes against other teams in their grade level bracket. The teams who win each grade level bracket will go on to compete against each other in the school level Finals, and the winning team goes on to represent the school at a Regional competition with schools in our area. From there, there's a chance to win and go on to the State competition!
OBOB is a great way to expose students to books in genres other than those they naturally gravitate toward, as well as a fun opportunity to work as a self-managed group and practice mindful reading skills.
OBOB at Oak Hills will officially begin after the students have had a chance to settle into their classroom and school routines, but it's never too early to start reading books from the list (link below)! Watch this space for more information toward October.
If your student wants to get a jump start on this year's OBOB books, you can find the list here: OBOB 2018-2019 titles. Copies of all books will be available for students to check out at the Oak Hills library, as well as at your local public library!
For more information about OBOB, as well as rules and book trailers, visit their website: Oregon Battle of the Books
"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," - OBOB website