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Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is a county-wide program in which students in 4th and 5th grades can choose to take part in.  Students read as many of the books on the list as they can between August-March, completing a book review/report for each.  At M.M. Pierce, the Battle of the Books club members (those participating in the reading, completing reviews) begin meetings in December.  Meetings run from December through March, once a week. Meetings will begin December 7th from 3:45-4:30 in the Library.

2023-2024 Meetings -  Thursdays from 3:45-4:30pm after school

December 7th and 14th

January 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th

February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

March 7th, 14th and 21st

During meetings, we discuss the books, do different types of activities or games to help remember or connect details from the various stories, and prepare for a regional scrimmage against one or two other Elementary school teams, as well as a county-wide competition against all participating elementary schools in Fauquier.  All interested students participate in the meetings and scrimmage, while only 5 students with the most books read, and most participation in meetings, will get to be the competing team.  All other participants do get to go and watch the final competition.

Last year, our 2022-2023 M.M. Pierce B.O.B. Team came in 2nd Place!  


BOB Book List 2023-2024