Thursday, January 8, 2009

Spelling Bee

AS the only one in the family who can spell without spell check, Bug Boy easily made it into the school spelling bee. DH and I decided to be fairly hands-off and let him enjoy the experience. There was no cramming, no flashcards or word lists. We went over the expectations last night and put him to bed a little early.

After eight rounds, with fourteen contestants, he won. Now I wonder, is this a blessing or a curse? Do we prepare for the district round, or leave it alone?

Anyone out there have experience with spelling bees? How about advice for the parent who doesn't want to be ONE OF THOSE PARENTS? Can you spell without spell check?


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow--what a great feat.. I know you are proud of him. Let him continue to go as far as he can. He's obviously very talented.

FIONA said...

Thanks, Betsy. It's hard for a mom not to brag about her kids once in a while.