Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Fame and Glory in the real world

Major high five to the third graders at Wadsworth Elementary School in Palm Coast, Florida!!

They recently took part in a school spelling bee, inspired by reading Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia.

AND - the prize was a trip to Disney World, just like in the book!

I mean, how cool is that!?

Here's what the media specialist, Marilee Palot, said about the event:

Finally, I asked the winning team what Bird’s two goals were in life. One boy responded she wanted to be famous and go to Disney World. I told him they were famous because they won and they were going to Disney World. You should have heard the shout of excitement. It was so cool. Our PTO funded one adult and one child ticket for each of the 1st place winners. All the participants received a gift certificate to the book fair coming up in March.

Mrs. Palot and Ms. Crawford with the winning team.

The winning team with their teacher, Mrs. Thompson

The winners receiving their prize: a trip to Disney World!

The second place winners

The third place winners

Congratulations to all the kids and teachers at Wadsworth Elementary. I wish I could have been there for this exciting event!

Can you spell: G-O-O-D J-O-B?

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