Betsy is excited to play Mrs. O'Connor's spelling game, although she does not want to get stuck with the dreaded letter "U" - she doesn't think any words contain that letter. After trying to push the letter onto her classmates, she soon realizes that a large amount of words contain the letter "U". Betsy learns a lesson not only about spelling, but how to blend vowel and consonant sounds to correctly say different words. Then later, Bus Driver Bob is in charge of making pancakes for the Lakeshore School's Pancake Breakfast and he has lost Principal Warner's pancake recipe. Lucky for him, Betsy remembers the directions of her grandmother's pancake recipe. Everyone learns that the skill of following directions is not only important in the classroom, but also in life in general and for people of any age.