As always, the level of competition was incredibly high. There are some very bright middle schoolers. The tests have gotten harder but four students were about 40 points (out of 46), a score I think I'd have trouble getting under the competition constraints.
The middle school kids did okay, not as good as I had hoped. They seemed to have backed off during the year and not been a serious about it.
We returned from the math contest and I took a brief break before taking E to her indoor soccer game. During that game I wrote more on "Home is the Wind and the Sky", a new story.
We came back from indoor soccer and I quickly changed before we all headed out to see "Putnam County 25th Annual Spelling Bee". The show has been on tour and was making a Sacramento stop.
It was a real blast with tremendously enjoyable and well-done characters and a real sharp sense of humor. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a good time for the evening and if you're lucky you might be able to go on stage and compete within the show. I missed out on the chance to register. Oh well. They probably wouldn't have picked me anyway because of my drama experience. I had more fun watching from the audience. It was very funny with some strong laughts and I'd definitely see it again.
After that long, long day I crashed and slept like a rock. Busy day indeed.