2015 Montclair Elementary Spelling Bee
The spelling bee season has officially started!
We will have a written preliminary spelling bee on Friday, January 9, 2015. The top spellers will then go on to our Montclair Elementary Spelling Bee, which will be held on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Each 3rd, 4th and 5th grader is eligible to participate. All students are encouraged to wear yellow and black to support our spellers.
After our schoolwide bee, the Oakland Unified School District is holding its spelling bee in February 2015, only for 4th and 5th graders. The 4th or 5th grade winner from our school bee will be participating. Montclair’s overall spelling bee champion will go on to the San Francisco Chronicle Spelling Bee beginning February 21.
We are asking students to study the words on their own free time. Here is the 2015 Spelling Bee Study List. The written spelling bee and the oral bee will contain words from these study guides. There are also Optional Practice Spelling Bee Times available for students.
Check out the study resources on the free, interactive web site, www.myspellit.com. Spell It! is the official study guide for the Scripps National Spelling Bee program. Some other helpful sites are www.spelling-words-well.com, www.spellingbee.com, and Merriam-Webster’s www.wordcentral.com. You can take quizzes, play games and get tips on how to study. There are many resources there to help you prepare and they provide a fun way to study for the bee.
We are looking forward to working with you. Best wishes from the Spelling Bee Committee!
Mrs. Cruz and Ms. Seltzer