If your Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade child is interested in trying out for the 2015 K-2 “Name that Book” team, he/she needs to have all 30 books on the list read by Wednesday, January 28th. If you do not have a list, please stop by the Horn library or click on the link below. You need to be reading the books with your child. Write down quotes from each book and anything about the book that is different. Some examples would be if the book has Spanish words, if it has poetry, if there is a word or phrase that is constantly repeated, a picture that is shown throughout the book, homophones, homonyms, etc.
There is only one set of the 30 books in the Horn Library. You may check-out up to 2 books at a time; however, please read the book(s) quickly and return them within 2 or 3 days. There are approximately 30-35 students who will be trying-out for the team.
There is no signing up to try-out for the team. At this point, just begin or continue reading the books. As the time gets closer to the try-out date, you can e-mail me and let me know if your child will be taking the try-out test. The test will be given during the school day, so I just need to know who will be trying-out so I can tell his/her teacher. As for the test, I will read a question or quote from a book. The students will be given the covers of the 30 books, which will be numbered. The book covers can be printed from the link below. He/she will then write down the number of the book I am asking about. There will be 20-25 questions on the test. The 6 students who score the highest on the try-out test will become the 2015 K-2 “Name that Book” team members. The team will then practice every Thursday afternoon from 3:15-3:45 until the competition, which will be one afternoon during the week of March 23rd.
The website for the competition along with the book list is: http://www.houstonisd.org/Page/96206
Please do not fill out the Registration Form–this is for the schools to register their teams to compete.
Lastly, please consider the following requirements for “Name that Book” team members:
-good, productive team member
-must be able to stay focused for 45 minutes at a time during the try-out test and competition (no moving around in chair, no excess talking, no restroom breaks)
-able to attend every Thursday afternoon meeting
-parents must be able to drive their child to and from the competition
If you have additional questions, please e-mail Ms. Batke (firstname.lastname@example.org) or come by the library between 7:30-7:45 in the mornings.