We are enrolled in the spelling bee! Interested kids will still take the 25 word spelling test in January, and the top 25-30 students on that test will advance to the oral bee, to be held in February. The winner of the Centennial oral spelling bee will automatically be eligible for the Colorado State Bee in Denver!You might want to watch the movie Akeelah and the Bee (Rated PG) to help get inspired. Here is a preview...Another great spelling movie is the documentary, Spellbound. Click here for a clip. And if you like the trailer, you can watch the entire movie on YouTube.
Most of the work for the bee will need to be done by students on their own time. There are suggested lists for studying. I would suggest studying the Level 1 and 2 lists and move up to level 3 from there. These lists don't include all of the possible words, but they are a good start for studying.
Your 3rd-5th grade child will take the written test and the vocabulary test at school sometime in January.
I will sort them out and invite the top 25-30 to the oral bee after school in February (parents/families invited). The winner of that bee will go to the Colorado state bee in Denver!NEW! Check out this website to help you practice for the spelling test and bee. It has audio links to listen to the pronunciation of the word, and includes language of origin, definitions, and more! Click Here to test your spelling skill!
Or, try The Spelling Bee site, which has audio support and context for the spelling words. At this site, kids need to type in the words that they hear spoken in the story that is provided.