By LYNN SHIGEKAWA
Bluebonnet Rumble is an Alvin ISD district competition that encourages literacy among elementary school students. On a recent Thursday morning teams of students from each elementary school gathered at Alvin High School to square off in the annual competition.
Each year, the Texas Library Association develops a list of twenty fiction and non-fiction “Bluebonnet Books” based on student interests, relevant content, and reputable reviews. Bluebonnet Rumble encourages students to not only read each of the books, but to also develop skills to retain the information they have read.
“The Rumble is a lot of fun but it also helps the students develop leadership skills focused on communication and teamwork. This opportunity would not be possible without the extensive work and dedication of our team of Alvin ISD Elementary Librarians,” according to Diane Peltier, Alvin ISD Director of Curriculum.
The district head-to-head competition puts the best team from each campus up against the rest of the district. Last year’s winner, Hood-Case Elementary, was in a neck and neck tie-breaker against Wilder Elementary during the final round of the competition. After several rounds, the team from Wilder Elementary edged out their competitors to win the trophy and earn the designation as champion of the Alvin ISD Bluebonnet Rumble.