Saturday, December 5, 2009

Entz Spelling Bee Winner

McKenna represented her sixth grade classroom again in the school spelling Bee for 4th-6th graders. There were 18 children in the Bee.

Her words for each round:

  1. Dollar
  2. Simile
  3. Strict
  4. Zero
  5. Menu
  6. Easel
  7. Bundle
  8. Dune
  9. Keen
  10. Daily
  11. Tamale
  12. Toucan (4 kids left)
  13. Polygon (McKenna and Dean left)
  14. Panic
  15. Idiom
  16. Balcony, at this one McKenna looks at me and smiles broadly because she missed it last year so we had practiced it a bunch. The pronunciation last year kind of tripper her up, it sounded like "bellcony" so this year she was right on that.
  17. Ravioli, Dean misses Macaroni on this round and McKenna has to get the next two correct to win
  18. Bandit
  19. Burrito
She didn't miss a single word and won Dean by correctly spelling the last two words. She goes to District sometime in the next little bit.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Harry Potter Six Party of the Decade

McKenna has spent the last year planning a small HP 6 opening night party. She practically had a heart attack when they moved it back from opening in November to this summer. I think she takes after her dad who loves to plan trips and parties, ironically he's a project manager but doesn't love that kind of planning that much anymore. Anyhow, planning parties is awesome and McKenna blew my mind with all the detail she put into her party, she didn't miss a beat.

Welcome to Hogwarts Jones Campus

Gimme my sorting hat back you muggle

The chef for the night


The Sorting Hat Ceremony, complete with fake-o sorting hat voice by Dad

Potions Class
Honeydukes Candy Store

McKenna made all of the stickers, posters, and bags etc for this party, some Berti Botts Beans above

The Knight Bus

Making some pygmy puffs
Finally, in the theater, we got the bar row, all that waiting paid off and nobody fell asleep during the movie