Thursday, April 30, 2009
Battle of the Books

Quite possibly one of the most fun academic competitions I've ever had the honor to witness, the Battle of the Books requires each team to read (and recall in detail) each book from the Sunshine State Readers List and be able to answer (often ridiculously picky) questions about them.

This was our school's second year in the competition, and our kids DOUBLED both their scores and their rankings from last year, and beat out the second and third place finishers in head to head matches.

Playoffs or not, I'm officially an Orlando Magic fan, as they donated funds and merchandise that rocked the house. Ditto for Follett and Rainbow Books. The entry fee for the match was minimal and the kids got lunch, tshirts, generous goody bags, and books for their school library. The winning teams got all that plus trophies, more books, and bookstore gift cards. Needless to say, our team is pumped and excited about how to improve next year's results (even taking notes at lunch about what they needed to study).
Only two more weeks and next year's list will be released....

  posted at 7:53 AM  

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Kinda Wordless Wednesday
Spoiler alert: My Moffitt checkup was a-okay. All clear for another four months. Whew. Still processing and will write more later.

When I was visiting Meredith, she dropped the gentle hint that my most middle of children might not be getting equal blog time :-). So, today is ALL about the princess :-).

She entered her school's "Read like a Rock Star" contest today for a chance to win extra books from the book fair. Any guesses as to which "star" she chose to be?

I took her to gymnastics today, where we found out for the first time in TWO YEARS that her Spring Festival would not conflict with an older sibling's soccer schedule. Her first comment, "Mom, you have to make J and R come and watch me this time." Nope, no middle-child syndrome/long-suffering soccer sibling here.

Posted by PicasaAfter gymnastics, we did a quick change, grabbed her favorite drive thru meal and headed out to the third grade Art Gala. Without siblings. AND her Daddy showed up for the whole thing. (No small feat when he works 75 miles from the school!) Needless to say, her artwork was gorgeous.
Afterwards was ice cream while Mom and Dad grabbed dinner. Middle child heaven, or what?

  posted at 8:30 PM  

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