Spelling Bee from h-e-l, well, you get the idea.
It was like a comedy of errors. The E. W. Scribbs Company would have been outraged. By the end, we were all trying to maintain our professionalism, which becomes a challenge at the end of the day regardless.
So, we didn’t have a dictionary, which means that the kiddos couldn’t ask that all important question: “Can I have the definition please?” At one point we just started winging it. We knew what the words meant, it just wasn’t a Mr. Webster version. I couldn’t look at the other teachers, because I wouldn’t be able to maintain my composure. Giggles were about to occur.
By Round 17, we were fairly certain that the spelling bee was never going to end. The words kept getting easier and easier. At one point a student got “magazine” and he actually rolled his eyes. Round 8, Round 12, Round 83, Round 183, Round Aggghhhh!
And at the end of the hour…we still have three contestants in the contest. Due to time issues, we had to finish the next day. After the contest, another student said she spelled a word correctly as well. We went back and one of the judges agreed. So now we have four kiddos to carry on.
BUT…. when one of the teachers became upset about the whole thing- I was able to say it…
Bless her heart.