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.
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.