|Dan in the 3rd Grade Spelling Bee|
He did a good job. I was impressed. Our practices hadn't gone well. When I practiced with him at school he missed almost every word and finally said, "Mom, can we just practice at home?" When we practiced at home he got grumpy, and so we quit. He does well if he concentrates, but sometimes he just doesn't want to do that. He made it through about 6 rounds though (I don't know exactly how many). School ended before the spelling bee was over, so I never knew who won. There were three girls left who just weren't missing any words. I was proud of all of those kids. I think that being in a spelling bee in front of all of your peers is really brave.