Eldest accepts his reward from the principal
HE DID IT! HE DID IT! My boy did it! He was the top reader over the entire school. A kindergartner took the prize. Do I sound like a proud mama or what? I AM!
To put things in perspective:
1. The boy read over 80 books (mostly chapter books) from 2/28/07 til 5/25/07.
2. He came home from school, did his homework, would read one book, eat, bathe and then read one or two more books and then go to bed. He had no free time. He gave it all up to try and win this contest.
This is the first time he's ever devoted any effort towards anything that he really wanted.
The prize? A Nintendo DS Lite. (they give good prizes don't they?)
I remember being in a readathon when I was growing up and the prizes they had? a certificate and possibly a book. that's it.
It was kind of pitiful though. What happened to the upper classes? I would never have let a kindergartner beat me to the prize when I was in fifth grade. They got really lazy. The two runners up in the pic above both received $50 gift certs. to Toys R Us.
Thanks to this contest, my little reader is already reading 4th and 5th grade books. Good for him!
Here's the latest photo of my WIP:
See? I'm still knitting.