SISD will be hosting its first Battle of the Bluebonnets reading competition in which students will participate in a trivia style contest with rounds of questions about Texas Bluebonnet Award books on Friday, February 26 from 12:30 to 4:00p.m.
A special local celebrity guest will be the announcer for the competition. SISD’s Battle of the Bluebonnets will be the first contest of its kind in El Paso.
Student teams from every elementary school in the district will participate. The teams include five students from third, fourth, and fifth grade. Each student will have read books from the Texas Bluebonnet Award reading list to be prepared to answer the competition questions.
Each campus librarian is the coach of their school’s Bluebonnet team. The first place team will receive a traveling trophy to be displayed in their school library until next year’s competition. Each team member also will receive a trophy.
Medals will be awarded to second and third place and certificates will be given to every participating student. In addition, a #SISD_READ Award will be given to the librarian who designed the best Texas Bluebonnet Award display in their library and showcased it on Twitter.
The Texas Bluebonnet Award was created in 1979 to encourage children to read more books, explore a variety of current books and identify their favorite books.
Children read books from the Texas Bluebonnet Award reading list and in January vote on their favorite. The author of the book with the most votes across Texas wins the Texas Bluebonnet Award, which is given by the Texas Library Association in April.