The Purple Awesome Pandas!

Congratulations to the PURPLE AWESOME PANDAS, who took first place for 3rd graders in the Oregon  Battle of the Books this week while wearing their custom T-shirts and dog tag necklaces from Mandy’s Moon!

The Oregon Battle of the Books, OBOB, is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program.  The program’s mission is to encourage students to broaden reading interests, to increase reading comprehension, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students.    Students in 3rd thru 12th grade are given a list of books to read in the months preceding the OBOB competition.  The 3rd graders had a list of 16 books to read.  Many students read and re-read the books during the months as the teams prepared for the completion.   The competition then involves a moderator who is asking the competing 3rd grade teams to answer questions about the books they read to test their comprehension.

I had a lot of fun designing the special shirts & dog tags for the Purple Awesome Pandas and was so excited to hear that they won their competition.  Congrats to all of you on your hard work and great accomplishments, and keep on reading!!!