Battle of the Books

Friday, May 8, 2009 at 2:00 am 20 comments

My last two posts focused on Jasmine and Heather Well, the “Proud Mommy Alert” remains in effect for one more day.  Not to be outdone, my fourth grader Arvind is making a name for himself.  Also an honor roll student, he won Battle of the Books during the 2007-2008 school year. 

The SSYRA  (Sunshine State Young Readers Award) program is a reading initiative in the state of Florida.  Each year several books (approximately thirteen) are assigned and students who accept the challenge read all or as many of the books as they can.  Those who read all of the books are invited to participate  in a contest known as Battle of the Books.  The challenge is similar to the game show Jeopardy.  Students compete against one another to provide answers to questions about each book.

The challenge is open to third through fifth graders.  While in third grade, Arvind completed all the books for that year and won the top prize.

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This is Arvind receiving his award from Mrs. Aaron, our Media Center Specialist.

 

The competition and award presentations took place during school time, hence the absence of the cheerleading squad.  Let’s just say we were pleasantly surprised when he got home that day.

 

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Here are Arvind's Trophy and medal.

 

PS:  I only have three kids, so this is the last installment in the series 🙂 .  If this all looks too good to be true, take a look at  Crime and Punishment  for the fair and balanced “keeping it real” perspective on what goes on at our house.   

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  • 1. Mom Gone Mad  |  Friday, May 8, 2009 at 5:33 am

    Oh lordy! Look at THAT sunshine state grin on the boy! I melt.

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    • 2. Era  |  Friday, May 8, 2009 at 6:33 am

      LOL! It’s like a 1000 watt light bulb.

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  • 3. Sudharsana Srinivasan  |  Friday, May 8, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Super smile. Good job Arvind !

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    • 4. Era  |  Friday, May 8, 2009 at 12:11 pm

      Thanks, Sudharsana. I’ll tell Arvind. It’s a smile and a half!

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  • 5. Nitya  |  Friday, May 8, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Hurrah for Arvind. And I bet your smile rivaled his in intensity!

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    • 6. Era  |  Friday, May 8, 2009 at 1:04 pm

      You know what? I believe it did. Thanks, Nitya.

      Reply
  • 7. Ritu  |  Friday, May 8, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Yay! Go Arvind! That electrifying smile is contagious 🙂

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    • 8. Era  |  Friday, May 8, 2009 at 3:08 pm

      Thanks, Ritu. It is contagious 🙂 .

      Reply
  • 9. Gary  |  Friday, May 8, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS Arvind!! NICE JOB!!

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    • 10. Era  |  Friday, May 8, 2009 at 7:39 pm

      Thanks, Gary.

      Reply
  • 11. Eric Richardville  |  Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Congratulations and congratulations to Arvind. Nice trophy and a medal. Looks like Arvind cleaned house. Nice work!

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    • 12. Era  |  Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 2:25 pm

      Thanks, Eric. His grin says it all.

      Reply
  • 13. Jax  |  Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Congratulations Arvind. Keep on reading.

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    • 14. Era  |  Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 10:58 pm

      Thanks, Jax.

      Reply
  • 15. Lakshmi Srinivasan  |  Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Cool job Arvind – he looks super cute! Did I say cute to a 4 year old boy – uh oh! 🙂

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    • 16. Era  |  Monday, May 11, 2009 at 12:13 am

      Thanks, Lakshmi. Oh, go ahead and call him cute. He’ll just grin some more 🙂

      Reply
  • 17. wordjunkie  |  Monday, May 11, 2009 at 5:13 am

    WOW! Congratulations, Arvind!! Take a bow, supermom!!
    These posts make me wish you had more kids 😀

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    • 18. Era  |  Monday, May 11, 2009 at 7:28 am

      Thank you so much, but more kids – I don’t think I’d survive 🙂

      Reply
  • 19. urmila attai  |  Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    arvind congrats and would love to see u in your school soon, and what a proud mom u are, love u loads arvind

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    • 20. Era  |  Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks so much!

      Reply

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