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Matsumoto's Spelling Bee - Sign Up Now!
Posted 11/09/2019 01:09PM

Matsumoto's Spelling Bee

2019-2020

Please REGISTER by Monday, December 9th at:

https://tinyurl.com/tmspellingbee1920

The Matsumoto's Spelling Bee, sponsored by PTA, is here! It is open to all students in Grades 1-6. Primary students in Grades 1-3 will have the opportunity to participate in the Written Spelling Bee only. Upper Grade students in Grades 4-6 will have the opportunity to participate in the Written Spelling Bee and advance to the Oral Spelling Bee. All participating students will take the Written Spelling Bee during the school day on Thursday, December 12th.

Top finalists from the Written Spelling Bee will advance to the Oral Spelling Bee on Wednesday, February 5th at 6pm. Permission slips will be sent home with qualifying students.

The winner of our school's spelling bee will take a BAY AREA ONLINE TEST between January 23rd and February 7th at school. Based on the results, the top finishers will advance to the 2020 Bay Area Regional Spelling Bee (February 29, 2020 at Amador Theater in Pleasanton). The champion of the 2020 Bay Area Regional Spelling Bee will represent the area at the 2020 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. (date and location TBA).

Important Dates

  • 1) Written Spelling Bee for Primary and Upper Grades: Thursday, December 12, 2019 (During the School Day)
  • 2) Oral Spelling Bee for Grades 4-6 Finalists: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 @ 6pm (Forum)

Study Tips

You may want to consider getting organized for your study of spelling. Start to compile a spelling notebook. Different sections can feature troublesome word endings, homonyms, troublesome double letter spellings, or specialized terms.

You will want to visit the Scripps National Spelling Bee website for tips and information about the Spelling Bee at http://www.spellingbee.com. Click on "Students and Parents" and then "Study Tips." There are a number of options for practice. Be sure to also look at www.spellit.com.

Preparing for the Written and Oral Spelling Bee

Words used in the Matsumoto's Written Spelling Bee will be selected from the following:

•2020 Spelling Bee's Study List

www.myspellit.com

www.spellingbee.com/wordclub

Words used in the Matsumoto's Oral Spelling Bee may be selected from the following:

•2020 Spelling Bee's Study List

•Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged, Copyright 2002, Merriam Webster Inc., and its Addenda Section

Contact Dr. Nguyen at hnguyen@eesd.org if you have any questions.



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