This Bee Is Banananas!

| Learning | April 12, 2017

(My son was one of the fourth-grade representatives for the All-School Spelling Bee. I attended the Bee, which had student classroom winners from first-eighth grade on the stage. This gem happens in the first round:)

Announcer: “[Eighth-grade student], your word is…’banana’.”

Eighth-Grade Student: “Banana. B-A-N…” *pause* “…N-A-N-A. Banana.”

(Immediately, the school audience gasped… and several people shook their heads in surprise. Meanwhile, the speller turned several shades of red as he realized what he had just done. He was the first contestant to sit down. The ultimate kicker: A SECOND-GRADER won the School Bee — with the word “oddity”!)

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