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Yeti Super Bowl is a district wide activity for 4th and 5th graders, formerly known* as The Sasquatch Super Bowl. School Librarians from across the Pacific Northwest nominate the best, recently published novels for middle grader readers for the Otter Award, Sasquatch Award and the Young Readers Choice Award. In an effort to motivate students to read these books, Bellingham School Librarians create games, puzzles and quizzes based on the nominated titles. At Wade King School, weekly, optional Yeti Super Bowl meetings are held from December to March, during regular school hours. Students who regularly attend these meetings are invited to form teams and participate in the Wade King “Super Bowl” competition. The 4th grade school competition is Feb. 20th in the Library at 1:00 to 2:30. The 5th grade school competition is February 13th in the Library at 1:00 to 2:30. Family and Friends are welcome to attend all Yeti Super Bowl events! The winning teams go on to compete in the District Finals. 4th grade city-wide competition is March 1st at Wade King School 1:00 to 2:30. 5th grade city-wide competition is February 22nd at Wade King School 1:00 to 2:30. Family and Friends are welcome there too!  At Wade King, the emphasis is on fun, cooperative game playing using knowledge of the nominated books. The competition aspect is important for some students, but not the focus at Wade King. Participating in the culminating competitions is absolutely optional. However, once committed to a team, students are expected to follow through.

*You will have noticed several changes made to the 2017-2018 district competition. We are now calling it the YETI Books Competition because we are selecting the books used in the competition from several different Washington Children’s Choice lists. This allows us to select books from a variety of genres and reading levels. The second change is the number of books. The Bellingham School District Teacher Librarian team has selected 13 “YETI” books that will be used for both the 4th and 5th grade competitions.

You’ll Enjoy These Incredible Books!
By Dan Gemeinhart
 
By Sharon M Draper
By Mary Downing Hahn
  
By Gordon Korman
  
By Mac Barnett
   
By Kekla Magoon
 
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
 
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
 
By Victoria Jamieson
 
By Kelly Jones
 
By Katherine Applegate
 
By Louis Sachar
 
By Monica Brown

The YETI Books competitions will each consist of 3 rounds. The first two rounds will each have questions about the books, the answer to the question will be the name of a book. The top scoring teams from these rounds will advance to the finals. The final round will consist of quotes from the books. Teams will have to correctly identify which book the quote came from. In the event of a tie, the tying teams will continue into a sudden death round.