Friday, May 7, 2010
This week is "Education Week" and consists of different activities for the kids. On Thursday, there was a spelling bee. Keri went down to the school to pick up Drew at lunch time and Drew came out and explained to her that his teacher told him that he needed to come back after lunch to spell "mosquito bite." Keri was confused. Come back to spell "mosquito bite?" Well, the poor boy does still have some things that get lost in translation. At CCCD, they used Signed Exact English. This means that they focus more on English word order more than context. So, the way they sign "Spelling Bee" is to first use the sign for "Spelling" and then use the actual sign for "bee," which is the action of getting bitten by a bug and swatting it away from your face. In ASL, they would spell the word bee. So, Drew kept seeing the sign "Spelling" followed by a sign that looked like they were swatting a mosquito from their face. So, why not conclude that his teacher wanted him to spell "mosquito bite." Anyways, Drew did go back after lunch and proceeded to get 2nd Place in his class. We were ridiculously proud. We were experiencing all of the emotions of "Overly Proud Parent Syndrome" and probably still are as we post his second place finish to our blog. More on OPPS later.