“Battle of the Bluebonnets”March 22, 2013
Congratulations to the “Battle of the Bluebonnets” winners for 2013-2014 from Stafford Elementary. It was all Stafford this year as the Stafford “One and Only Readers”, defeated the second Stafford team, “Readers Beware”, in the final.
The “Battle of the Bluebonnets” is a competition that was piloted in 2006 by the late Caroline Kibodeaux, our much missed librarian from Perales ES. Teams of four students in the 3rd – 5th grade represent each elementary school and answer questions that cover books selected from the nominees for the current Texas Bluebonnet Award List. The competition promotes our students to read highly regarded, challenging books and to grow as readers and competitors. Eighteen teams competed this year and a crowd of 200+ students and family members met at 8:00 a.m. this last Saturday in the Winston Elementary cafeteria for breakfast and then moved to the gym for the competition.
Thanks to Principal Genevieve Guerra and all the custodians and staff at Winston for being such great hosts and to all those who made this year’s tournament possible; the Edgewood elementary Librarians, our reader Rich Dupree from Follett Books, all the principals and EISD employees who came to cheer on their teams, all the volunteers that helped serve breakfast and act as score keepers, and all the students and families who gave up their Saturday morning to join in our celebration of reading.
And a special thanks to Board President Joseph Guerra, the Board of Trustees and Dr. Cervantes for their support of our Library program, the Battle of the Bluebonnets and our students throughout the years.
The Edgewood “Battle of the Bluebonnets”Winners for 2013-2014
First Place Champions
Stafford “One and Only Readers”
Stafford “Readers Beware”