Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Spelling bee

Our school was having a spelling bee this afternoon. 
M: Noah, your word is "taught".
N: t-o-u-g-h-t
M: Ding! Sarah, can you spell "taught"?
N: Wait, did you mean "taught" as in "I taught you to spell 'taught' a long time ago?" or as in "I tought I taw a puddy tat" or "That rope is taut enough to walk across?"
M: The first one.
N: Oh. T-a-u-g-h-t.

Every time I gave him a word that he got wrong (which wasn't often), just as I about to pass it to Sarah, suddenly he rattled it off correctly. Finally, Sarah said, "Why do you think better when it becomes MY word?"
Sarah shocked us all by winning the whole thing with the word "prestidigitator". 

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