Luke was in a spelling bee a week and a half ago. It was a great experience for him. The word that got him was pirate. He couldn't understand why they said it was wrong when he was sure he had spelled it right. Later he mentioned to me that he was sure he spelled it right and I let him know he forgot the silent 'e'. The interesting thing is he knew just about all the words that the kids had to spell he just happened to get the one he didn't know. Another interesting thing is if they didn't have a practice round the girl that won would have been out of the game the first round. I am proud of my Luke!