Reading Olympics

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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43 replies

  1. Sweet! Awesome job, Bedazzled Bookworms!

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  2. Way to go! Excellent job! Now yours will be the score to beat 🙂 Ihope you read lots of great books!

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  3. Congratulations, Erik!!! You guys are AWESOME!!!

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  4. YAY, Erik! Yay for the Bedazzled Bookworms! Breaking the record is fantastic. What’s even better is that you enjoyed reading all those books.

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  5. Whoo-hoo! Record-breaking readers?!? That’s awesome!

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  6. Yaaay you! Did my woo-hooing and clapping wake you? oops! 😉
    I am so proud of you, Erik! That is fantastic!
    and in case you missed it –> yaaayy!

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  7. Congratulations Erik!

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  8. What a cool idea! I’ve never head of a reading olympics. I’ll file it away as something we could try when the boys are in school. And congrats on shattering the previous record.

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  9. Congratulations Erik!! A new record. Nice reading.

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  10. Congratulations, Erik! You attend some wonderful events. First Lego now reading competitions, what will it be next I wonder.

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  11. This is so cool. Huge Congrats! What a record! Sounds such fun, too!

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  12. That’s incredible, Erik…great job for you and your team mates! Can you see I’m doing the happy dance for you now? ;0)

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  13. Well done Erik.
    As we say in Australia ….. Good on ya mate.

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  14. Yippee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very well done! (I’m getting caught up. I have been sick!) Congrads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

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  15. “Applause shakes the stadium as the Bedazzling Bookworms break the record!” Just a headline suggestion for the local paper! Congratulations!

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  16. I love the idea of the reading Olympics! Great job!

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  17. Well done Erik and team! Congratulations!! But I am not surprised.

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  18. Woohoo! I’m just now stopping by to say Congratulations. I knew from the title this was a must read post.

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