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Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Today was the Indian Valley Spelling Bee. The students drew numbers out of a hat to determine their order. Becca drew #1, same as last year! As I watched student after student misspell words, Becca spelled everything right. We started practicing yesterday, so I don't think she went into it very confident. Then, as each student spelled a second word wrong they were out of the Bee. So, it came down to Becca and one other girl, who had gotten one word wrong. It was Becca's turn and her word was "mattress". You know like on the radio advertisement that says, "Call 1-800-M-A-T-T-R-E-S, leave off the last 'S' for savings!" As soon as the letters were out of her mouth, she realized her fatal error...she forgot the second "t". I wonder if this is in retaliation from my earlier post on mattresses having "years" like cars... After the other girl spelled her word correctly and won, Becca immediately shot out her hand and congratulated the winner. What a good sport! She loves the story of my 4th grade Spelling Bee when I misspelled "tongue". I still remember the feeling of wanting to take my letters back. At least we can commiserate together.