Samuel's 7/8 Battle of the Books team took fourth place at today's Battle. I think there were 15 teams total from all the middle schools in Anchorage. 7/8 Battle is essentially the same as the elementary Battle, but the kids don't move from room to room for the rounds. We were set up in a library at one of the middle schools and everyone was together.
Samuel's team of three had a great time together--wanting to do well but having lots of fun and not stressing if they missed a question. I hope I have kids who want to do 7/8 Battle next year too. The books were interesting and I had a good time coaching a 'higher' level.