Students can bring in books that they have read and trade them for another book to read and keep or to trade again. Each book that is traded has a signature page that students can sign to let other students know that they have read and traded that book. To join the book swap program parents have to sign a permission slip and bring a book from home to trade. Students can trade one book per week on their scheduled library day.
Monday - first grade
Tuesday - second grade
Wednesday - third grade
Thursday - fourth grade
Friday - fifth grade
Battle of the Books
Alief Battle of the Books is a district level competition that encourages student reading and teamwork. Students read form a selected list of books for an allotted period of time and then compete against other teams to demonstrate knowledge of titles and authors. Chancellor students compete in Battle of the Books in 4th grade.
Students read from a variety of genres. Books from the grade appropriate list are from a range of levels allowing most students to participate. Students work as teams so that no student is required to read the entire list of titles, though some may.