2018-03-29 / Education

Collins first graders win March Madness Tournament of Books


TOURNEY OF BOOKS CHAMPS Lindsay Howard’s first grade class at Collins Elementary won their school’s Tournament of Books March 21. The students won by submitting the book “The Book with No Pictures” as their favorite among the 16 titles submitted by all the first through third grade classes at the school. Pictured with Mrs. Howard (front center) and Teacher Assistant Beth Roose (not in order) are Jace Apps, Alayna Apps, Ayla Davis, Olivia Duboe, Ryder Fagerlie, Zoey Ferrill, Ashley King, Ava Kuehne, Petyon Marsh, Peyton Palatka Smith, Jordan Parr, Trenten Powell, Andrew Sawyer, Joshua Stead-Koscielicki, Dayveon Vernon, Kristie Vold, Angel Wheeler and Brock Winkler. Not pictured are Lily Kauffman, Gabriel Barnett and Riley McGuire. (Photo by Thomas Reznich) TOURNEY OF BOOKS CHAMPS Lindsay Howard’s first grade class at Collins Elementary won their school’s Tournament of Books March 21. The students won by submitting the book “The Book with No Pictures” as their favorite among the 16 titles submitted by all the first through third grade classes at the school. Pictured with Mrs. Howard (front center) and Teacher Assistant Beth Roose (not in order) are Jace Apps, Alayna Apps, Ayla Davis, Olivia Duboe, Ryder Fagerlie, Zoey Ferrill, Ashley King, Ava Kuehne, Petyon Marsh, Peyton Palatka Smith, Jordan Parr, Trenten Powell, Andrew Sawyer, Joshua Stead-Koscielicki, Dayveon Vernon, Kristie Vold, Angel Wheeler and Brock Winkler. Not pictured are Lily Kauffman, Gabriel Barnett and Riley McGuire. (Photo by Thomas Reznich) Although they were going up against second and third graders, the first grad­ers in Lindsay Howard’s class at Collins Elementary picked the winning book in the school’s Reading Month (March) contest, called the “March Madness Tournament of Books.”

Collins Principal Amy Peterson said each classroom submitted their choice for favorite book Feb. 19, which was the “sweet 16” round of the tournament. Each week following, as the classrooms read all 16 books, they voted on their fa­vorite of the week. The winning books in the voting advanced to the succes­sive round.

On March 21, the tournament winner was determined, which was “The Book with No Pictures,” the book selected by Howard’s class. Each classroom re­ceived a copy of the winning book, paid for with funds provided by Eagles Aux­iliary 3201, Houghton Lake.

Collins students celebrated the end of Reading Month by dressing as their favorite book characters March 22, the last day of school before spring break.

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