What is Reading Olympics?
Reading Olympics is
a program designed to promote reading,
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.
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
email@example.com, or call the school at 883-6089.