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Friday, June 01, 2007

National Spelling Bee.

Annie Kate and I stayed up last night as long as we could to watch the National Spelling bee. It was on ABC primetime. We had trouble turning it off at 10:00 pm because we could not stop watching. 13 year old Evan M. O'Dorney won with the word "serrefine" - a clamp used during surgery. This kid is amazing!
This morning when going over Annie Kate's spelling words she would ask me, how many syllables, may I have a definition... it was kind of funny.


*** interesting blogging didn't reconize the serrefine saying it was mispelled. Even blogger dictionary could not win the National Spelling Bee.

here is a spelling word idea. I make spelling word flash cards on old envelopes, tape the open end shut. attached together with cool funky beading wire. In between the spelling words write cute notes to your kids. I love you! & You rock!

7 comments:

Rachel said...

I found myself a little hooked on it earlier in the day! How funny of Annie Kate to mimic when going over her words!

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Price Cream Parlor said...

These always amaze me and quite often, I am out by round 4. That is so dang funny about Annie Kate and her words this morning! Darling!

Jill said...

I didn't watch that show, but I saw that it was on. I think it's cool they're televising it on a regular station. Those kids are amazing.

How cute that Annie Kate kept asking for the definition, maybe it will inspire her with her spelling. When does she get out of school?

kristi brooke said...

jill. not for two more weeks! ouch! it is hot here and in school double whammy.

Kari Lynne said...

I read about him winning on yahoo news last night. When I was in 8th grade I took 3rd at the State Spelling Bee. I love to spell but some of those words that he had to spell I've never even heard of. It was pretty easy 15 years ago. The word I missed was champaigne because I put an 'i' in it. I still spell it wrong obviously. My little trophy was a large statue of a bee holding an award. I had it until we dejunked before we moved.

Maxman said...

Very cool. I love that you said even Blogger spell check couldn't win the National Spelling Bee! Not even close. I love it when those kids know words I've never even heard of.