The Spelling Bee is open to all interested 1st – 5th grade students.
This program helps students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives.
Spelling Bee Overview
Included here are word lists provided by Scripps to assist your child in preparing for the bee. 2019 Complete List with Definitions contains all the preparation words provided by Scripps.
While the word lists are broken down by grade, students will be expected to know words from every grade level. They will be tested on the entire list.
Word definitions are included to aid your child in their preparation; students will not be tested on the meanings of words, only the spelling. Students may be tested for words beyond their grade.
The second document is another resource from Scripps: the 2019 Great Words, Great Works List reading list. All of the words from the 2019 School Spelling Bee Study List can be found in engaging, grade-appropriate books, allowing your students to get to know these words in the context of great stories!
What to Expect
Our bee will be comprised of two rounds: preliminary and final. During the preliminary round students will complete a written spelling test comprised of 20-30 words taken from the 2019 Complete List.
The top 5 students in each grade will move on to the Final Round which is an oral spelling bee.
Dates and Results
Pre-Test: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 6:30pm at Wilburton Elementary Café
School Spelling Bee: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 6:30pm at Wilburton Elementary Café
The Wilburton Spelling Bee winner will advance to the Regional Finals in Seattle in March. Make your dreams of competing in this high-profile academic event come true and start preparing for the Bee today!
Spelling Bee Check List
Complete Online Registration
Registration form should be filled out for each student individually. Registration deadline is November 30, 2018.
Wednesday, January 16, 2018 at 6:30pm at Wilburton Elementary Café
School Spelling Bee
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 6:30pm at Wilburton Elementary Café
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