The American Library Spelling Bee is a yearly contest and our children are invited to participate.
The Spelling Bee was started by a few mothers of students attending the European School of Karlsruhe. It has grown into an event that attracts eager young spellers from as far away as Frankfurt am Main and Strasbourg.
What is a Spelling Bee?
A spelling bee is a traditional American spelling contest in which students compete against each other to spell as many words correctly as possible.
Each student is given a word to spell. If they succeed in spelling the word correctly, they go on to the next round. But if they make a mistake, they are
out of the contest. If you are familiar with The Hunger Games, then you will understand the concept: The last one standing wins. But in a spelling bee nobody gets hurt, everyone learns lots of great words that they can use their whole lives, and the three finalists get cool prizes.
Who can participate?
All kids born after July 28, 1999 who know or are learning English can sign up. The students participate in two groups:
Registration deadline: Saturday, February 24, 2017
Preliminary Rounds: March 10 & 11, 2017
Announcement of Finalists: March 18, 2017
Final Bee: April 1, 2017