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Class Spelling Bee –January 7th, 2013
School-wide Spelling Bee –January 11th, 2013
District-wide Spelling Bee- February 11, 2013 (Tentative date)
Regional Spelling Bee –March 2013
National Spelling Bee Week– May 27 through June 1st
What is Spelling Bee?
The Spelling Bee purpose isto help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learnconcepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all theirlives.
Origin of the termSpelling Bee: http://www.spellingbee.com/origin-term-spelling-bee
How does it work?
At each grade level (grade 4 through 6) the contest consists of one meet classroom word list practice and school enthusiasm building for the bee
Suggestions from ScrippsPut notices in parent letters
Plan spelling clubs afterschool
Host a family-night showing of Akeela and the Bee
Hold class spelldowns and site bees
Refer to the Scripps’website for Spell It! and for word lists to be used in school bees or refer to word listsused previously.
How can I help my childprepare?
Students prepare for localspelling bees using a variety of materials provided by us and Merriam-Webster, and they advance to the Scripps National SpellingBee near Washington, D.C., by winning a series of spellings as outlined bytheir local spelling bee sponsors. In general terms, the program is open tostudents who have neither turned 16 nor passed beyond the eighth grade, and whoattend schools that officially enrolled with our program for the currentacademic year. A complete listing of eligibility requirements may be found here.