Wednesday, March 7, 2012

High School Spelling Bee

I have quite a few posts that I was meaning to make in my pre-dengue life, but was too busy to do. So now that I'm exhausted all the time and have more free time since everyone in Cambodia thinks I need to stay home and not work, seeing as I just got better (how different from America), I figured I might as well take advantage of this time and finally do some of those posts.

I'll start with the most recent. The day I came down with dengue we had a provincial spelling bee in my provincial town, but the week before that I had a spelling bee at my High School to decide the winners who would go to the provincial spelling bee. I could take 2 students from grade 10 and 11 to compete.

We had a massive word list. When I did the spelling bee with my private class I did word list one, which contained a lot of three letter words. They didn't do very well as it was easier to mix up words. For the actual spelling bee at my school, and as a province we did word list two which was mostly 4-5 letter words.

At my High School we did the spelling bee on the last day of a testing week, so most of the students weren't at school. While a lot of students didn't show up, the ones who really wanted to compete were there, so that was a plus. The provincial spelling bee was just for grade 10 and 11, but I had a group of 9th graders want to complete, so I let them compete with the 10th graders.

Here are my 9th and 10th graders who came. I only had 1 10th grader show up since they didn't have school that day, but she did awesome, so I was excited. I later did a spelling bee with my 10th grade class to find another winner.

These are most of the 11th graders. We took SO long to get a winner. We were down to the same 4 students  for SO long. We finally made them do 2 words at a time because it was taking so long.

I was SO proud. Two of my private class students won the High School spelling bee. They did such a great job. Stay tuned to see if they won the provincial spelling bee.

1 comment:

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Aw, that's great that they did so well! Hope the resting is helping!

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