River Crest Battle of the Books

A group of elementary girls pose with their Battle of the Books banner.

Since September, forty-six 4th and 5th graders from River Crest have been reading 20 books for fun as part of the annual Battle of the Books.  Students worked in teams of 2, 3 or 4 to answer questions on each book against other teams in the style of Family Feud. Students read the books more deeply so that they retain information about plot, character, theme, setting, and other elements to be able to answer the questions.  The students participated in the River Crest Battle and the winning team advanced to compete in the Hudson Battle and competed against 218 teams from around the state of Wisconsin.

The team of Ella Adams, Claire Hoier, Carly Meyer, Finley Murphy & Maya O’Keefe tied for 19th place in the state.  The River Crest Champs are all part of Mrs. Larson’s 4th Grade class. Some of the books that were read this year included Bruce’s Big Move by Ryan T. Higgins, Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds, and A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle.