Spelling Bee (Jan. 25 & Feb 1, 2019)

This year we at Viewmont will be participating in a spelling bee. We have once again joined Scripps, the national spelling bee organization. We have access to all of the new online word lists and pronouncers guide.

The main school spelling bee will be for grades 4-6. We will also have a practice spelling bee for grades 1-3 for students to learn how to participate. Prior to the school bee we will have classroom level spelling bees to determine finalists to be able to compete at the school bee. Each classroom in grades 1-6 will have two students move on to their respective school spelling bee. We will follow national spelling bee procedures to select a five school finalists to move onto the district bee in February. The top two spellers will be allowed to advance to the region bee in March.

In order to prepare for the spelling bee, it is recommended that you start studying NOW.

The official words allowed for the National Spelling Bee are any words found in Webster’s Dictionary. However, there are suggested words to study on the website created for this event.

To access the study word lists – please do the following:

  • Go to MurraySpellingBee.com to download a copy of the word lists. For grades 4 – 6 it is advised to study all the words through 8th grade as we often surpass the listed words. Any word in the dictionary after the 8th grade list is completed can be used to find the top speller.
  • If you have any questions, please email Chelsea Strong at Chelsea.strong@gmail.com

Things to remember:

  1. This is a competition that goes to the district and region level for grades 4-8.Students who plan on moving on to the district (and region) level should plan on studying extensively. This level of competition is competitive.
  2. We have chosen to participate at this level in order to provide opportunities to find success and achievement for the students.
  3. We hope that during this competition we will cheer each other on and find joy in the success of the students selected to move on! Whoever the winners are, they will represent our school and the pride that we have here at Viewmont Elementary.

If you do not have access to the internet, a copy of suggested study words can be provided. However, we want to minimize paper copies for this event as much as possible, so please use the website to find the words if you do have internet access.

Dates:

Spelling Bee 1st-3rd Grade: Friday January 25, 2019 at 9:00-10:45 am

Spelling Bee 4th-6th Grade: Friday February 1, 2019 at 1:00-3:00 pm

We look forward to a great competition and wish you all the best of luck!

Sincerely,

Chelsea Strong – School Spelling Bee Coordinator