Spelling Bee is a competition in which contestants are asked to spell a broad selection of words, usually with a varying degree of difficulty.

QSI Bishkek holds a spelling bee every year and the Literacy Committee makes it a great event for the whole school community. Students enjoy learning spelling words and practicing them with other students, relatives and friends.

Here are some fun websites that can help students to practice their spelling skills:

www.abcya.com/spelling_practice.htm

http://www.tvokids.com/games/spellingbee

http://www.bigiqkids.com/SpellingGame/SpellingGameContest.html

https://www.gamestolearnenglish.com/spelling-bee/

https://www.visualthesaurus.com/bee/

Schedule for the Spelling Bee:

Elementary Spelling Bee - 8 November 2018

Secondary Spelling Bee - 9 November 2018

Spelling Bee lists by ages:

6-7 y.o.     8 y.o.     9 y.o.    10 y.o.      11 y.o.     12 y.o.      13 y.o.      14 - 18 y.o.

Here are the Spelling Bee Rules for 2018

1. Each Speller comes up to the microphone and waits for the pronouncer to say the word, use the word in a sentence, and repeat the word

2. The Speller must spell the word, completely, and correctly the first time.  In other words, if the word is “cat”, he or she may not say, “K – a…wait…I mean C-A”.  The word must be spelled correctly in its entirety the first time. However, they are allowed as many stops and restarts as necessary as long as they have not made any errors.

3. A judge will let the speller know whether the word was spelled correctly or not.

4. This is single elimination. 

5. After the pronouncer says the word, the speller is encouraged to pronounce the word before and after spelling it. However, a speller will not be eliminated if he or she does not pronounce the word.

6. The speller can ask for a word to be pronounced again or to have the sentence repeated one time only. 

7. In the final round, a word will be given to one of the two spellers.  If the first speller misspells the word, the second speller will be given the same word to spell correctly and another word.  If the second speller misses both of those words, the final round begins again BUT the second speller will go first.

8. If the word is a proper noun students must say it starts with a capital letter.

Example if the word is Bishkek 

Student A says "b-i-s-h-k-e-k"......this would be incorrect.

Student B says "capital B-i-s-h-k-e-k".... this is correct.