Winner of the Kindergarten Spelling Bee!

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Winner of the Kindergarten Spelling Bee!
Tue, 05-20-2003 - 12:46pm
Alright, just so not everything I post is a downer, here is a Proud Parent Moment...

David is in Kindergarten this year, and is doing fabulously. For many of you, you can remember how Joanne and I agonized over whether or not to hold him back, because he was SO young (turned 5 in Oct). However, its been an incredible year, and he is reading at at least a 1st grade level, and maybe even higher.

So, he is picked to be the classroom representative for the K spelling Bee (15 rooms of Kindergartners, 15 reps). He does very well, doesn't play around up on stage, speaks up, follows the rules, until the last 5 kids. Once they hit the last five contestants, they are out of words to use that have been studied, so they move on to a different list. AND KNOCK OUT EVERY SINGLE REMAINING ONE...The kicker? They had to go to a 2nd grade list to get the kids out. And he didn't even have a tantrum when they asked him to sit down, and he thought he'd lost.

So, the principal decided to award each of the five kids with a trophy, medal, and a dictionary, since he 'cheated' on getting them out.

We were so proud, and Joanne actually able to attend. Took a while, but got there, and wouldn't have missed it for the world.


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Registered: 03-25-2003
Tue, 05-20-2003 - 9:57pm
Congrates on the winner of hte speeling.. bee. so glad to hear it went well


Mommy to JAy 8/27/98 and Gabriella 4/17

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Wed, 05-21-2003 - 11:55am
WTG, David! And congrats to you and Joanne. After agonizing over something, isn't it nice to see that you *did* make the right choice!


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 05-22-2003 - 8:26pm
You must be so proud, Bruce! That is fabulous news!!!! WTG, David!!! WTG!!!!

Janet =)

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