On Friday morning, Andrea and I went with Paige to her school so she could participate in the 5th grade spelling bee. Paige had a spelling bee with her classmates earlier in the week which she won, so was invited to represent her class in the final spelling bee on Friday. Out of over 220 kids in her grade level, only 10 were in the finals.
Throughout the week, we all helped Paige to study and practice all kinds of words including a three page list of words from the school. Connor helped her to study during football and I snuck in to take a video of them studying together.
The spelling bee is typically held in the cafeteria's stage in front of all the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, but due to the COVID pandemic the participants were able to bring their parents and everyone else was watching via livestream. Paige was nervous to be up on stage in front of her school, and I think it was possibly even more difficult for her since she's been doing school from home all year, so it's been quite a while since we've been inside her school. Andrea got a little teary eyed when we walked through the hallways to the cafeteria. It will be Paige's last year as an elementary school student and we've had such nice experiences and memories at the school. It may have been our last time in the school.
Great job Paige! You can do anything you dream of when you focus inwArdly and believe in yourself!Below are all the words that Paige spelled (that we can remember):
- Inwardly - Paige missed this one, she spelled it: inwordly