Team SISD has taken the annual Texas Bluebonnet Award program to a new level this year with the city’s first ever Battle of the Bluebonnets competition, which will be conducted on Feb. 26 at the District Service Center.
SISD elementary school students learned about the democratic voting process and enhanced their reading skills through the Texas Bluebonnet Award program earlier this year. Across the district, students diligently read books from the Texas Bluebonnet Award list in order to vote for their favorite in the annual state reading program. The Texas Library Association will award the author of the book with the most votes across the state with the prestigious Texas Bluebonnet Award in April.
In January, SISD schools hosted voting parties to celebrate the students’ success in reading the Bluebonnet books and to engage them in the voting process. The students received “I Voted!” stickers as they cast their ballots for their favorite book.
The SISD Battle of the Bluebonnet contest will feature teams from all elementary schools. Five students from each campus will compete in a trivia-style competition featuring rounds of questions about the Bluebonnet books. Student teams will include third, fourth, and fifth graders. A special local celebrity guest will host the interactive competition.
A traveling trophy will be awarded to the first place team and medals will be given to second and third place winners. 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.