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March Madness Picture Book Tournament

March Madness bulletin boardSchuylerville Elementary students participated in the school’s first-annual March Madness Picture Book Tournament, an effort coordinated by School Library Media Specialist Maria Weeks. 13 classes from grades k-5 participated, reading a total of 16 books between March 7 and March 28. Students then voted on their favorites until a champion was named.

The final two books of the tournamentThe final two books were:

  • Pig the Slob by Aaron Blabey (winner)
  • Bruce’s Big Storm by Ryan Higgins (2nd place)

“I updated the bulletin board bracket daily so students could see which books were in the lead, spawning constant conversation about reading!” said Weeks. “The whole thing was a lot of fun.”

Students gather to hear the announcement of the picture book championThe champion book was announced during a school assembly with the classes that participated. Weeks plans to make the March Madness tournament a yearly event!