A Note from Confluence Academy-South City: ‘The word is…’
A Note from Confluence Academy-South City: ‘The word is…’
Posted on 01/31/2014
logoAt Confluence Academy-South City, we are polishing our orthography and etymology skills!

Students in first through eighth grade have been working since October studying words from the Scripps National Spelling Bee list - both their definitions and spellings. Teachers held spelling bees in their classrooms, and the winners competed in a grade-level spelling bee for the honor of representing their grade in the school bee. In order to participate, finalists also had to pass a 25-question vocabulary quiz asking about words such as anthropomorphic, scintillation, and porosity.

On January 30, 19 finalists from second through eighth grade battled through 12 rounds of challenging words. The whole school supported their efforts by helping them study beforehand, bringing signs, and being a very respectful audience.

SC spelling beeIn the end, Lavoria Bullock, sixth grade, was our 3rd place speller; Kalliana Bishop, fifth grade, was our 2nd place speller; and Walneisha White, eighth grade, was our 1st place winner. She won by spelling plagiarism. She will represent CASC in the regional spelling bee at McKendree University on February 22.

We’re proud of all our students for learning new words, and we are excited for Walneisha as she continues to bigger spelling bees!

~Submitted by Maria Casaleggi, instructional coach, South City

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