Saturday, April 05, 2008


We just found out this week that Emma won the school spelling bee for grades 1-5!

She beat out two fifth graders in the final round.

Later this month she'll get to compete against the winners from all the other schools in the district.

We're not surprised - last year, in 2nd grade, Emma's teacher resorted to spelling lists for high schoolers and finally gave up even trying to find words to challenge her.


Harriet said...

Wow! I used to be a spelling bee champ too, and I'm sure you must have been one... what was the winning word? Does Emma enjoy the competition aspect of it? Congratulations to Emma!

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Thanks Harriet! It's great to hear from you - I keep meaning to email you. I didn't even know Emma had signed up for the spelling bee until they were through the first couple of rounds. They did them in writing, so I think it was less of a competitive pressure situation than if they were spelling out loud. She had no idea what a big deal it was and only remembered to tell me when she saw the note she had written on her assignment sheet. She's getting pretty excited about the next level, though.

Bebe said...

Hi Sharon,

Tell Emma I said congratulations, so very cool beans, the dresses you made the girls are beautiful, and big Congrats to Emma's mom for winning the Self-Storage Prize, I enjoyed For SafeKeeping very much.

big hug

:) brenda

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Thanks Brenda!! How is the NaPoWriMo going for you? We sure do miss you over at 30/30.

Maryanne Stahl said...

Go, Emma!

it's sort of wonderful that in this age of Spellcheck*, kids still get excited over spelling bees. I know my high schoolers do.

*of course I know its limitations.

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Thanks Maryanne! I'm surprised to hear that high schoolers still get excited too. That's great! We're gearing up for the district bee in a couple of weeks.