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What is Reading Olympics?
Reading Olympics is a program designed to promote reading, teamwork, self confidence, and fun!  A group of 4th and 5th grade students will work as a team to collectively read 40 books over the course of the next six months.  The books range in reading ability from 3rd to 6th grade, and in topics such as sports, mysteries, historical fiction, adventures, biographies, dramas, and more.  In the spring, the teams will gather for our Reading Olympics competition.  Teams will be asked questions about the books.  Correct answers are awarded with points that add up to gold, silver, and bronze medals.  The medals will be presented at the Olympic medal ceremony in front of the 4th and 5th grades.  All of the participants will receive a medal for their hard work and dedication to reading!

Teams of approximately 10-12 students will be formed in October and will be lead by a team of two adult coaches.  Teams meet on scheduled  mornings at 8:15. There will be an after school practice round  before the competition.  All students must read a minimum of five books  to be eligible to compete in the competition.  Remember, these can be doubled up with class reading assignments like book reports and Accelerated Reader. 

Through funding from The Hanover Education Foundation, we purchased 3 copies of each book.  Additionally, the Pamunkey Regional Library System has copies available at their branches around Hanover County. 

The program is obviously wonderful for the avid reader, but has incredible benefits for the hesitant reader as well.  These books can be read aloud with a friend, by a parent, or a relative. The object is to have the students exposed to quality literature, and then enjoy the excitement of an academic competition!

 If you have any questions about the program, please e-mail Connie Piper at cpiper@hanover.k12.va.us, or call the school at 883-6089.


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