Saturday, April 21, 2012

S is for Spelling Bee

Spelling bees have been my most favorite competition ever!  I remember in first grade when I first started spelling bees.  It was quite embarrassing actually because I misspelled the word "pull"...  I spelled it "pool".  One of the things that was also ridiculing was the spelling bee in 4th grade.  I made it to the county bee and I got out on the first round!  I misspelled "recipe"!  How pathetic is that!?  When I look back at it it's pretty funny but at the time it was horrible.  Then in 5th grade I reached a huge milestone.  I did go to the county bee and I won!  It was total redemption from the last bee!  A couple of weeks later I went to the state bee and that... well I didn't do too hot.  I passed the first round with "nightingale" and then the second round sucked, I misspelled "morgue".  The next few years were absolutely suckish because I didn't make it to state.  And then eighth grade arrived and it was the last year I was eligible to compete.  My initial goal was to make it to the national bee and I would be content.  To make a long story short I didn't make it.  I misspelled "satori" and thus ending my spelling bee competition.  But on the bright side I made it to the third round!  That's my story with the spelling bee, from 1st grade all the way to 8th grade.  So yeah... my spelling bee journey was a mixture of heartbreaking losses and glorifying victories.   I must hear your spelling bee stories!


  1. I never enjoyed spelling bees. They just seemed rather silly to me. I think I made it the county bee a time or two when I was a kid, but that was it.

  2. Hello, Mr. Opinion! I'm a good speller, but I was much too shy to enter any spelling bees. I would've had stage fright big time!

    Have a lovely week and happy A to Z!!