I just got back from the Reading Olympics! The Montgomery County Intermediate Unit organizes the Reading Olympics every year. You can go to their website HERE.
Here is a summary of the event from the website –
“The goal of the Reading Olympics is to increase students’ reading for enjoyment and increase reading skills. Students collaborate with their teammates to read forty to fifty books that have been selected by a committee of librarians, reading specialists and classroom teachers. These professionals read the books and write questions which teams of students answer during the competition. The Olympics are primarily a celebration of reading rather than a contest. All participants are awarded ribbons. Since the teams generate much excitement about this event, the experience is rewarding for everyone involved.”
There were 16 school districts – 68 teams and over 7,000 students! That’s right OVER 7,000 students all there to celebrate READING!!
Each team competed against another team for 3 rounds and you scored points. Based on your point score you get a colored ribbon.
Blue Ribbon = 50 points and above
Red Ribbon = 40 – 49 points
Green Ribbon = 30 – 39 points
Yellow Ribbon = 29 points and below
Each team has up to 12 students. Our team was called the “Bedazzled Bookworms”! So you want to know how we did?!?
We scored 64 POINTS so we got blue ribbons! What is even cooler is that the record for the event was….wait for it….61 POINTS -so we broke the record!
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