Spelling Bee Fall 2015

Oct 29th, 2015

Get ready…our Annunciation Spelling Bee is right around the corner. 

In the upcoming weeks students in 4-8th grade will be participate in grade level spelling bees.  Through the process, 2 spellers from each grade will advance to our school spelling bee.  This year our Annunciation Spelling Bee will be held on Tuesday, November 10th.


  • Students in grades 4-8 will have the opportunity to participate in our School Bee.
  • Students will take a written test to qualify for the classroom rounds.
  • Grades 4 - 8 will compete for finalist spots at School Bee.
  • 2 students from each grade level (10 total) will be the finalists in our Annunciation Bee
  • Our spelling bee finalists will participate in the school bee on Tuesday, November 10
  • Our Annunciation Spelling Champion will qualify for the semifinals- a 50 item spelling AND vocabulary computer-based test.
  • Up to 50 of the top scorers in the semifinals qualify for the 2014 Minnesota Seven County Metro Area Bee

You can help your child prepare by:

  • Helping her/him learn the 100 study words for their grade level. This list will be provided by classroom teachers.
  • Learn words for other grade levels (there are 450 words on the school study list!)  This list is available in classrooms and in the Enrichment Office.
  • Register for Word Club.  Word Club offers 120 + spelling and vocabulary tests covering more than 1,600 words.  Season Passes are $24.99 and can be purchased at: http://spellingbee.com/wordclub

Other ideas for s-u-c-c-e-s-s

  • For inspiration, watch the documentary Spellbound on family movie night.
  • Keep a ‘great words’ journal for new and interesting words.
  • Designate a spelling wall in your home.  Post new words to the wall each day.
  • For family game night, conduct a themed spelling bee with words from newspapers, cookbooks or novels
  • Spell and jump rope!
  • Read great books!
  • Scour the dictionary – quiz your parents, friends and neighbors.

Questions? Contact Anne LaLonde Laux: alalondelaux@annunciationmsp.org or visit http://annunciationenrichment.wikispaces.com/Spelling+Bee+2014-2015