A couple of weeks ago, #2 of 5 came home with a note from his teacher…
Being the pessimist that I am, I immediately started thinking of the many ways I am going to have to punish him at home for whatever it was that this note was going to inform me about.
But… NO, I was pleasantly surprised!
#2 of 5 was one of nine finalists (from a school of 500+ students (grades 5-8)) to have been selected to this year’s Geography Bee!!
The students took Geography tests, and the top 2 students in grades 5, 6, and 7 along with the top three students (I think there was a tie) from grade 8 all moved on to the Geography Bee.
The sheet also asked each student to answer two “opinion” questions on Geography (as sort of a “bio” for the evening’s program…)
#2 of 5’s questions (and answers) were…
If I could travel anywhere in the world, it would be to:
Rome. Because they have many examples of great history there.
I believe that studying geography is important because:
We should know about other places and where they are located.
The Geography Bee was held tonight
(Sorry the pictures turned out so blurry. It was a "low light" environment)
The questions were tough… I think I “may have” gotten about half of them (or less) myself. #2 of 5’s interest and knowledge base of all things History / Geography surprise me from time to time. I guess all that time letting the History Channel “entertain” him is starting to pay off, huh?
Well, #2 of 5 did not make it as Champion. He did make it to the “second to the last” round, and he was the last eighth-grader standing as the Bee progressed!
I am still proud of his accomplishment… Even though he did not make “champion” – he did finish in the top six students in the whole Junior High, and for that – I just aint gonna complain one iota!
WAY TO GO #2 of 5!!