Tonight is Mica's big night! He's been studying for the District Spelling Bee for a few months! Ekkk!
He was picked 1 out of 3 in his classroom to go on to compete with 11 other students at his school. He won that. Now he goes to the school administration building to compete with a lot more students. I don't even know how many he'll be competing against.
I can tell you this...I'm more nervous than he is. I don't even know why. I mean if he wins I'll be so proud of him. He'll be the first at his elementary to win at that level. If he doesn't win I know he studied his ass off, tried his hardest, and it's great that we won't have to study anymore for words that he'll hardly use.
These were taken at the last one.
I don't even know what to expect.
How many kids will be there competing? I don't know
How many people will be there? I don't know
How long will it take? I don't know
Will his teacher be there? Yes, which is great because they have a whole school skate party tonight.
Will we be there? Yes, actually we'll be there early! Mica has to check in at 5:45, so dinner will be on the road for me. I have a bag packed for Isaak - full of quiet things to do.
Even my oldest sister talked about going. My parents (Grandma and Grandpa) are going. My Dad is so funny because my Mom texted me this morning, "Your Dad is dressed and ready for the Spelling Bee. It's not until tonight." LOL! My Dad also called me last night and said, "I have a word for Mica to study! It's 'septic'." I think that's the word he said. I said, "Dad that word would be easy for Mica. The words on his multiple page list are way harder then that is." He even has some French words on there.
How will he start? He starts with a written portion. Then moves to spelling the words out loud.
I'm nervous about the written portion. Mica has great handwriting, but what if one letter looks like another? What if he forgets to put a capitol letter in a word like, "Holocaust", forgets an accent mark in one of the French words, or forgets a space in one of those odd words? He'll loose. But he knows how to spell them. In the end why do I care. He tried his hardest. I love him. There's that part of me that wants him to win because he did work hard for it.
If you're bored you can view the District Spelling Bee and Mica online!
Follow the bee online at: www.tknomaha.org.
Once at this site, a viewer, chooses the tab STREAMING
Then select Channel 1 (TKN1).
There's no downloading!
For the Record:
My Mom texted me, "Do you remember how they had to give you a reduced spelling list when you were a kid? Me, "No, but I know I sucked at spelling." Mica most certainly got this from Travis, and not me!