Library Patrons and Library Fans,
This year’s First Annual Adelaide Preston Grande Olde Reading Bee was a fierce competition that the headmistress herself would have been proud to preside over.
The Reading began heatedly from Day 1, with 2nd and 3rd grade jumping out to early leads. But the Bee became even more intense as 1st and 5th grades battled back within minutes of our early reading leaders.
At high noon on Wednesday, March 23, the First Annual Adelaide Reading Bee concluded, and the sheer numbers are astounding.
Our Lower School amassed 83,527.76 minutes over the span of 10 days.
83,527.76 minutes. That’s the equivalent of 1,392 hours. 58 days. 8.2 weeks!
Those are numbers of would have caused Adelaide Preston herself to yawp a resounding, “Huzzah!”
In the lower division, 2nd Grade took the victory by amassing 12,920 minutes.
In the upper division, 5th Grade nabbed a late lead to finish with 19,270.
In the coming weeks, 2nd & 5th Grade will receive their plentiful reward: a Party-in-a-box ziplined to them from atop our school.
Congratulations to all our young readers. Each and every class posted such impressive numbers. We’re already plotting next year’s First Annual Adelaide Preston Grande Olde Reading Bee, so stay fit for competition by keeping your eyes on those books.