Spelling bee

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Dunn is a great speller and made it to the all school second grade spelling bee where he succeeded in spelling his way to the alternate position. I keep telling him it isn't very nice to wish for illness for the first and second place spellers but he really wants to go to the district level...

Along those lines, the elementary schools here have an " Arkansas Quiz Bowl" where they compete against each other to see who knows the most about Arkansas state history etc. I have to admit I have avoided studying these facts with Dunn as I didn't really care if he knew all that much about Arkansas (couldn't we just forget the whole two years ever happened...)

Anyway, yesterday Dunn came bounding in from school and announced that HE was in the Quiz Bowl and he better get studying!!! I was astounded. "Dunn, we haven't studied those things at all, how did you make it into the Quiz Bowl?" "I guess I just got easy questions mom." So I began quizzing him on the little factoid sheets they sent home. Despite my best efforts, Dunn is a little Arkansas expert. State song (and composer) state seal, symbols of industry, gem, mineral, number of counties, understanding all the elements of the flag, when AR was in the confederacy, state bird, flower, tree, and on and on and on. You would not believe the number of dates he has memorized. I can only imagine how great he would do if his mom actually helped him and he didn't have to just pick up what he could from other kids studying etc. I'll keep you posted on how it all turns out.

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