Footsteps2Brilliance Reading Madness Tournament
Footsteps2Brilliance Reading Madness Tournament
JoAnne Lamas
Friday, March 01, 2019


43 classes, 5 weeks of eliminations, 34,499,525 words read and it's all over! This last week of competition Ms. Marroquin's 2nd grade class went head-to-head with Ms. Van Dyke's 2nd grade class and has earned the title of Footsteps2Brilliance Reading Madness Champions 2019! 

Ms. Marroquin's class will be treated to a pizza party next week to celebrate and has earned a class set of Championship T-shirts to wear proudly! The championship bracket poster will be on display in Ms. Marroquin's classroom and at Von Renner Elementary. 

Inspired by March Madness, NCLUSD created the very first Footsteps2Brillaince Reading Madness Tournament! The 6-week long tournament encouraged students to utilize the Footsteps2Brilliance and Clever Kids University apps while also having fun competing with TK-3 classrooms across the district.

Tournament Schedule: 

Week 1: Friday 3/1- Thursday 3/7

Week 2: Friday 3/8- Thursday 3/14

Week 3 Sweet 16's: Friday 3/15- Thursday 3/21

Week 4 Quarter Finals: Friday 3/22- Thursday 3/28

Week 5 Semi-Finals: Friday 3/29- Thursday 4/4

Week 6 FINALS: Friday 4/5- Thursday 4/11

Champions Announced: Friday 4/12 

Tournament Rules: 

  • Weekly, single eliminations
  • Classes will start at zero words at the beginning of each week 
  • Most words read from Friday-Thursday advances to next round 

Good Luck Readers!