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.