Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Saturday, was our county-wide reading competition or Reader's Rally. This is the third year that a teacher and I have brought a team to the competition. Each team can have no more than 10 students. Our students have a list of 20 books to read. The competition is like a quiz-bowl. They buzz-in to answer questions and earn points. This year so many elementary schools in our school district were part of the competition that we competed in divisions. At the end of the day, the top two teams in each division were announced. Imagine our surprise and EXCITEMENT to discover that our students were first in our division. This Friday, we will travel to our district television studio to compete against the other top teams. This competition will be taped and aired on our GCPS channel. It was a glorious day spent with other readers. A fabulous day spent with the parents and siblings of our team members. We are still so very excited. The absolute best thing is that our students, faculty, and parents are excited because we won a READING Competition!!!! They are fired-up about books and reading. One of our girls told us that Saturday night she slept with her medal around her neck. Just priceless!!!!