This morning was our homeschool spelling bee!
They were so good!
Anber’s goal for the day was just to get on the stage!
And she did!
Kirk rocked it! He spelled words from his group for ages! I was so proud of him! He studied harder than anyone, and it showed because he got first place!
Alex was in a group with two other kids, one of whom is also autistic. However, the other kiddo has a photographic memory the way Alex remembers conversations and lyrics, so he had an advantage. I was proud of Alex, though, because he kept trying and thought so carefully. When he was finally out, he did not throw a baby fit, even though he was very sad.
Mary cracks me up. She was the only one in her group, and she can read at the third grade level. But today she was just whacky! Maybe she was anxious, or just being silly, but she didn’t spell anything right at all – not even close! Classic Mary moment.
After we had category winners, everyone decided to play again for one more championship round!
It ended up being Anber and Matt, our other friend with autism, left standing as our last two spellers!
The final words were third grade words, and Anber finally just laid down on the stage in an apparent forfeit.