The fourth grade Battle of the Books is tonight.
It’s the exciting climax to a year’s worth of reading.
All year long, Gordon’s fourth graders read from a list of thirty titles developed by the librarians at local independent schools.
At the Battle, all of the schools' fourth graders are quizzed on the books in an evening of friendly competition.
Each school also performs a cheer based on moments from the books.
The music department helps lead the cheer, enriching an effort that's already a collaboration between the classroom teachers and the Joukowsky Family Library.
This year, Gordon’s Battle of the Books cheer is based on Happier, by Marshmallo featuring Bastille, rewritten with dozens of references to books on this year’s Battle list.
Ask any student who has been through Gordon's fourth grade; there's a good chance they still remember their cheer.