Readers Put Their Skills to The Test

Readers Put Their Skills to The Test Photo

Third-grade students at Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School recently took part in the school’s annual ELA LEAP Battle of the Books competition.

Students prepared for the event by reading 14 books, along with some bonus books. All the books were chosen based on their similarities to give students a proper challenge. The seven teams consisted of three or four students that worked together to answer questions based on the books. Students were given colored paddles with book titles on them to submit their answers.

Family members were invited to the event to watch their children show off their reading skills. Assistant Superintendent for Administration and Human Resources Dr. Rory Manning, Principal Marguerite Greene and Assistant Principal Mary Williams made an appearance as well to show their support for the hardworking students.

The competition ended with multiple tied teams. First place winners included Team Three and Team Six who both scored a 21 in the competition and received a gold medal for their achievement.