|Battle of the Books||Book Fair||Library Classes|
Battle of the Books is a voluntary district-wide reading program offer to 5th and 6th graders. Students participate in 3 battles at Hale. Each battle consists of two rounds. During each round the teams are asked questions regarding the 4 books that have been assigned for that battle. After all three Hale battles, the winning team participates in a district semi-final battle in April. The top 3 teams of each semi-final battle moves on to the district finals. The top 3 winning teams at the district final move on to participate in a regional battle with other East Valley School Districts. The district and the regional battles cover all 12 books that the students have read. All battles are held in the Media Center.
Battle One Books
Date: Nov. 19, 2019
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
Battle Two Books
Battle Date: Feb. 6, 2020
Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford
The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr
Battle Three Books
Battle Date: April 9, 2020
Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
Poppy by Avi
Ella Enchanted by Gail Levine
El Deafo by CeCe Bell
The Media Center hosts a book fair every year. Hosting a Fair is a great way to support Hale’s reading efforts.
A Book Fair connects kids to the books they want to read.
- They feature a terrific assortment of books, hand-selected by book experts.
- Book Fairs help build school, classroom, and home libraries.
In addition to being a fantastic reading event, 100 percent of Book Fair proceeds go back to Hale’s Media Center.
Each week your student's classroom comes to the Resource Center for 30 minutes. The Resource Center's curriculum supports complements and extends the regular classroom instruction. It is intended to encourage students to interpret information, use technology, promote critical thinking skills, apply library skills and empower students to be effective, independent users of ideas and information in the 21st. century. Please see the list below for the day and time your student's class attends the Resource Center.
|Ms. L. Rogers||Thursday|
|Ms. K. Rogers||Monday|