Battle of the Bluebonnets 2017: Third Place!

285 Bluebonnet Voters Cast Their Votes…

285 excited 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade students voted for their favorite 2016-17 Texas Bluebonnet Award Book in the England Library today! We can’t wait to find out the winner!

 

Battle of the Bluebonnets 2016

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23 dedicated students read ALL 20 Bluebonnet books and were poised to battle it out in our Campus Battle of the Bluebonnets on February 23, 2016! Students used the Quizziz app on our NextGen iPads to demonstrate their deep knowledge of the 20 Bluebonnet books.

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Once our team was selected, it was time to PREPARE for BATTLE!

This year’s battle was being sponsored by the Round Rock Express and would be held at the Dell Diamond!

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Battle of the Bluebonnets 2016 Logo

2016 Battle Team Picture

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Our team won THIRD PLACE out of THIRTY schools participating!!!!! We are so proud of our England Leopard Battle Team!

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Bluebonnet Voting Parties 2016

At the end of January, we held our fourth annual Bluebonnet Voting Parties!! This year, so many students were eligible to vote that we had two HUGE voting parties in the cafeteria!

A record-breaking 232 students cast their vote on our iPads, hung out with their friends, made and ate a custom snack mix, enjoyed Bluebonnet-related games, and received an “I Voted” sticker and a bookmark. It was SO MUCH FUN!!!!

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2016 Texas Bluebonnet Award Program Participation!

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MUCH kudos to our students for their achievements in our Texas Bluebonnet Award Reading Program this year! Whew, WHAT a year! We broke every participation record in our school’s history — wow!!!

The stats below may just look like a list of numbers, BUT they represent the dedication of our students and encouragement & support from their amazing teachers to accomplish so much reading SUCCESS!!!!!!!

Take a moment and let these numbers sink in……

2,355 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List books read!

349 students participating in the reading program, reading at least 1 book!

232 students reading FIVE or more books, are eligible to vote in the state-wide election, and are attending our Bluebonnet Voting Party!

78 students qualifying for the Bluebonnet Breakfast!
     31 third graders reading 10 books
20 fourth graders reading 12 books
27 fifth graders reading 14 books

22 students reading ALL 20 books, qualifying for our CAMPUS Battle of the Bluebonnets, and an opportunity to represent England in our DISTRICT Battle of the Bluebonnets!
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13 fifth graders

WOW!!! Look for photos of all of these FUN Bluebonnet events in the coming weeks!!

And the 2015 Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner is……..

130,997 students across the entire state of Texas voted, including:

  • 40,078 students in 3rd grade
  • 42,354 students in 4th grade
  • 38,651 students in 5th grade
  • 9,914 students in 6th grade

AND… the book winning the state-wide Texas Bluebonnet Award for 2015 is……(watch the video!)…..(make sure your volume is on!)……

TBA 2015 Video Congrats

 

Here at England Elementary, our voting totals were as follows:

  • 3rd runner up: The Illuminated Adventures of Flora and Ulysses (10 votes)
  • 2nd runner up: The Neptune Project (14 votes)
  • 1st runner up: Dead City (15 votes)

and the winner at England Elementary, with 39 votes, is Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin!

At our school, 133 students voted, including:

  • 45 students in 3rd grade
  • 48 students in 4th grade
  • 40 students in 5th grade

THANK YOU to all of the students who participated in the Bluebonnet Program and to all of the teachers and parents who supported our awesome readers!!!!

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Bluebonnet Recap and Voting Parties 2015

At the end of January, we held our third annual Bluebonnet Voting Parties!! This year, so many students were eligible to vote that we had to have THREE voting parties in order to fit everyone in the library!

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We had 135 students who qualified to vote for their favorite Bluebonnet book — these 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students read 5 or more Bluebonnet Books from the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List:

  • 45 voters in 3rd grade
  • 48 voters in 4th grade
  • 40 voters in 5th grade

Some other fun facts about this year’s Bluebonnet Program:

  • England students read 1,570 Bluebonnet Books between August and January! WOW!
  • Kudos to Mrs. Schermerhorn’s Class for reading the most books – 188!
  • Mrs. Potral’s Class ROCKED the Bluebonnet Books — they had the most qualified voters — 17!

The Bluebonnet Breakfast will take place this Friday! We have a record-breaking 43 students qualified to attend the Bluebonnet Breakfast, for those who read 10+ books in 3rd grade, 12+ books in 4th grade, and 14+ books in 5th grade!!!  WOW!!  

Finally, we have 14 students qualified to attend our Campus Battle of the Bluebonnets, for those who read all 20 books. This year’s participants are: Alizeh, Neha, Saanvi, Paridhi, Suhani, Ashley, Changbin, Hailey, Jennifer, Sasank, Aditya, Akshay, Evan and Krisha! Way to go, Bluebonnet Rockstars!  

I am SO proud of all of our Bluebonnet Program Participants from this year! Reading the Bluebonnet Books expands your reading horizons and I know our students discovered new authors and genres and enjoyed participating in our fun program!

Below are a few additional images of the Voting Parties:
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