We are excited for the 2017-2018 Combs' Elementary's Battle of the Books team (click image above to learn more about this NC tradition). This team is open to any 4th or 5th grader. During the first part of the year, we are planning to work and practice during lunches. Students should begin reading the books in September and be prepared to be assessed on each book. The final 12 students that will compete in February will be chosen based on books they've read, recall of information about the books, and commitment to the team. Team members should plan to have read at least 8 books by the end of December. Anyone competing will be required to read all 15 books by competition time.