Saturday, May 24, 2014

Daiquiri, Please

I ended up going to the spelling bee. Seth took care of the Pinewood Derby. 
Mia came in about 12th place out of 26 contestants.  She misspelled apparel.
Jared came in 4th out of 19 contestants.  He misspelled daiquiri. 

This is the first time either one of them have been in a spelling bee that used this format, so it was a good experience.  This was also the last year Jared is eligible. (I can't believe he will be in eighth grade next year!)

Mia doesn't know if she is going to try out for it next year or not.  She wasn't very happy with her performance...maybe practicing wasn't such a bad idea after all.

Quite possibly Jared's favorite experience in the whole thing was spelling sanguine.  He learned how to spell that word in third grade at Fox Hills.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Spelling Bee

At our school, the students have the option of taking a written spelling bee. They don't have words to study before this bee, they just go in before school and have a massive spelling test.  =)  The results of who has been accepted to be park of the Park Record Bee are sent to the school.  Jared and Mia both were invited to participate. They are divided into grades.  Mia will compete with grades 4 & 5 and Jared will compete with grades 6 & 7. 

Half of the students in Jared's group are from South Summit Middle School.  Jared is excited and keeps saying to me, "It is like we are on a team but we are also competing against each other."

In Mia's division, there is only her and one of her friends from our school district.  She has been so excited about being one of two and it helps that her good friend is the other student going from our district.

The Bee is on Tuesday which is disappointing to me because Seth and I are in charge of a pinewood derby that night and won't be able to go.  Our good friends who are taking their kids to the bee are taking Jared and Mia so they can still participate but no one cheers for a child like their parent.  I am trying to figure out a way to at least go to part of it.  At least I will be able to see Gordon and Ellis race their cars.