the spelling bee

Mini whiteboards and marker pens

At the ready for the words

Starting easy getting hard

From ‘necessary’ to ‘consciousness’

The teams will whisper in their ears

Arguing, is it an ‘i’ or is it an ‘e’

Choose wrong and you’ll go crashing out.

I’m organising a spelling bee for the kids at school next week, and I’m a little bit nervous that hardly anyone will turn up. What if we are done in ten minutes and I look like an absolute idiot?

I want to offer the kids something different because it’s always the sporty ones that get to win trophies and certificates, so I want the nerdy kids to have a chance to shine. I just hope I don’t screw this up!

Much Love

Rachel xx

3 thoughts on “the spelling bee

  1. Margot Kinberg

    That sounds like a lot of fun, Rachel, and perfect for the kids who do better in the classroom than on the playing field. I’ll bet it’ll be great, and I hope you’ll let us know how it went.

  2. clcouch123

    I think the spelling bee is a good idea. In the USA, we don’t think about spelling enough–hence our spelling generally seems atrocious. But I’ve stressed with students that technology doesn’t replace spelling–that, for instance, if we mispell an inquiry or a term we might not get the result we want or one at all. At any rate, good luck!

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