This past Thursday, seven teams of 4th and 5th graders participated in the Global Reading Challenge at Schmitz Park. Over the past few months, Ms. Vannini has been encouraging 4th and 5th graders who took on the challenge to read all 10 books. Kids created their teams and met on a regular basis to discuss the books and ready themselves for Thursday’s challenge.
Our local librarian from the Admiral branch led the competition by asking teams 3 rounds of questions pertaining to all 10 books. The team with the most correct answers – we had a tie and it came down to one question between a 5th and 4th grade team – would move on to compete in the semi-finals.
In the end, the 5th grade team won and will go on to compete against 54 teams in the semi-finals. We wish them much success in the semi-finals and congrats to ALL who participated!