Operation Read is a district-wide trivia-bowl type competition for 4th-6th grade students. All of the questions come from the current year's ten Golden Sower nominees (the Golden Sower is Nebraska's Children's Choice Book Award). Students work together with their team of 3-5 to tell the titles of the books that correspond with the questions that are always phrased, "In which book..." One of the questions from this year's competition was "In which book is there a life-sized statue of a character?" This statue was only briefly mentioned in the book Escape from Lemoncello's Library.
The students spend countless hours reading in preparation for this competition. They have to read at least four of the ten books, but many read more than that and even read them more than once. This truly is a remarkable event to be able to offer our students. That they would get excited about reading is something we should all celebrate! We had 215 students on 48 teams with each elementary school represented at our competition and hope to see the enthusiasm for this event continue to grow!
Congratulations to the team from Belleaire that took home the trophy this year!