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BF READS A BOOK
 
BF Reads A Book is a reading program created for the BF community. We will read, discuss, and enjoy books together. The 2018 fall book selection is A Mad, Wicked Folly by local author Sharon Biggs Waller. All BF students, staff, and parents are encouraged to read this historical fiction novel and attend book discussions or activities. 

A great time was had by all who attended the author visit!  Thank you Sharon Biggs Waller for coming.  We love your books!
 
A Mad, Wicked Folly book cover   Visit Photo
 
 
Battle of the Books
 
The BF Battle of the Books team will be competing against Chesterton Middle School and Thomas Jefferson Middle School in three digital competitions over six books this winter.  The books are: Took by Mary Downing Hahn, Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk, House Arrest by K.A. Holt, Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys, Ghost by Jason Reynolds, and Faceless by Alyssa Sheinmel.  
 
The first AND second competitions were won by team Fabulous Four with Stella W., Norah, Gwen, and Stella G.
 
Picture of winners
 
 
The third competition is Wednesday, March 20th over Ghost and Faceless.
 
8th Grade Speech & Debate Competition
The speech & debate competition will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the BF LGI starting at 3
pm. Ending time will depend on how many students participate.

Steps:
1. Read Goodbye Days: A Novel by Jeff Zentner.
2. Choose ANY character from the novel for your viewpoint.
3. Create an original closing argument style/persuasive speech answering the following
questions with supporting text evidence from your character’s point of view. Speech can
be any length. Note cards may be used, but we want to see eye contact! This is a
speech activity. Please do not just stand up and read your note cards.

Q. Is Carver responsible for the death of his three best friends? Why? AND/OR
Q Should Carver be punished for the death of his three best friends? Why?

4. Sign up with Ms. McCormack before Feb. 12th.
 
 
 
 
Book Art
 
Mrs. Saavedra and Ms. McCormack hosted a book art craft in the library during Viking Time. 
Here is the final product and the wonderful ladies who made them.
Book Art Craft Pic