Friday, May 6, 2011

StellaDella And The Bee (126/365)

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“You can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right; but spelling isn't everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn't count.”

Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne (English Humorist, creator of Winnie-the-Pooh, 1882-1956)

TIME:  2:38 PM
PLACE:  Grade School gym
SUBJECT:  StellaDella

SD was one of the top five spellers in her class and therefore was eligible to participate in the 1st grade Spelling Bee this afternoon.  I received an invitation to watch them spell.  It took 45 rounds (a new 1st grade record!) before a winner emerged.  It was down to SD and another girl, unfortunately, SD stumbled on her last word - “drop” – she began “d-r”, but then she barely, just barely, started to sound out “a” before quickly changing to “o-p”, but it was too late.  She ended up taking second place.  She was upset that she didn’t win, but I told her that there was no shame in coming in second and that I was proud of her.  It helped…kind of…she still cried big tears after she came home from school.

1 comment:

Mari said...

Hooray for Stella Della - she did great!