Thursday, January 15, 2009

Spelling Bee Champ!

Benjamin competed today in his school spelling bee.  It was for the 3rd-5th graders.  There were 10-12 students from each grade.  Benjamin ended up in the top 7 of the school and was the top of his grade.  The word that won him the best 3rd grade speller was "encyclopedia".  He got lots of ooohs and ahhhs for that one (he stayed up there a couple extra seconds to soak in the praise).  The word that stumped him was "language".  He left out the "u".  I think if he had stopped to write it down on the whiteboard they provided for just such an occasion, he may have gotten it right.   I'll have to ask him when he gets home.  I am so proud of him for doing so well.  He prepared well and enjoyed it.  Random thought--his voice is lower than I realized.  :)  Way to go, kiddo!


KAT said...

Great job Ben!

debbie said...

Way to go Ben! That reminded me of that Frasier episode when Freddie was in the spelling bee. I didn't know they still did spelling bees. That's great!