Saturday, December 14, 2013

Busy week for Faye

Faye has had a very busy week. She was in the school spelling bee and had her very first piano recital! I'm very proud of all her hard work. Students had the option to try out for the spelling bee, and of course she wanted to try! They gave the students a quiz of 50 words and picked the top 13 students for the spelling bee. Faye was one of two 3rd graders who made it!

Faye did very well in the spelling bee, making it to round 9 I believe. She won't move on, only the top two move on to the next round, and she finished 4th.  She correctly spelled bumpy, yonder, gangster, kinsman, travesty, porosity, annihilation, & roustabout. She missed the word 'aphasia'. It was a word from the 9th grade list, and we never made it that far studying. If she had studied it I have no doubt she would have correctly spelled it. We went over the 8th grade words the night before the spelling bee, and she learned porosity and annihilation. She has a brilliant little mind and never forgets anything! I had to look up how to pronounce some of the words on her list - there were some difficult words!

Ready for her recital
Faye started taking piano lessons in October from Mary Novak. She is the sweetest teacher and I am so glad we found her. Faye loves playing the piano, and comes downstairs first thing every morning and plays a song or two in her pajamas. 

Practice before the recital
The recital was at Praire State College. She was able to play on a Steinway piano, which she was very excited about! She played Deck the Halls, and Rondino.

1 comment:

Billie Jo Henson said...

Very good job on the spelling bee Faye! You have a piano player, that is so exciting. You know I am passionate about music and anytime I see kids learning music and enjoying it, it warms my heart. What a brilliant, talented, beautiful young lady Faye is:)