A Boy and His Books…

This year Kritterman surprised us when he spread his wings and decided to be part of his elementary campus’ Battle of the Books club.

Students were given a list of books to read over the summer. In mid-fall they were asked to sign up to compete. They were asked to take an entrance test to earn a spot on a campus team.

Battle of the Books list 1In the fall of 2014 Kritterman did just that. Most 3rd graders do not make it on a campus team the first year… but he did. From mid-November until late January he and 6 other teams of six to seven students per team met. Teams consisted of 3rd, 4th and/or 5th graders. Kristopher’s team was mostly newbies and had the most 3rd graders with a couple of 4th graders and no 5th graders. In late January all the campus teams would compete to determine the team that would represent the school in the district Battle of the Books.

Battle of the Books team 14Odds were that his team would not be the campus team to move on to the district competition. However, they fought valiantly. They were a cohesive team, respected each others strengths and supported one another.

Kritterman was saddened by the loss, but is more determined than ever to return next year and come out on top.

Sometimes defeat is all the motivation needed. Now Kritterman has the experience paired with desire to not allow defeat again.

How has defeat turned into determination for you or your children?

About teachkiwi

Mom of 2, wife of Eric for 23 years, Educator for 18 years. Passionate about everything in life. Love my community. Proud to be a mom, wife and educator. I write two blogs one is my educational ponderings at my blog "Tag You're It!" (www.teachkiwi.wordpress.com) and the other is "The Wilson Family Stories at the Razorback Ranch" (www.thewilsonrazorbackranch.wordpress.com).

One response to “A Boy and His Books…

  1. Nancy

    Great job Kristopher. He is so inspiring. Fun watching his interest as he grows. Our children never cease to amaze us!

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