On Monday my class will have our spelling bee to select two winners to go on to the kindergarten spelling bee...followed by the District spelling bee.
From what I heard, there was some resistance to having kindergarteners participate in the spelling bee. However, I'm ecstatic about it! My students have a fun way to demonstrate all they have learned this year, and they are working hard to spell their high-frequency words! They also are learning how to support their friends even though they will not all get to participate in the school spelling bee.
I think every student (and adult!) struggles when someone wins something that he/she wanted as well. At the beginning of the year, when I would pick our class Top Banana of the week, some students would look upset if they were not chosen. Now, they celebrate and cheer on whomever is selected. I hope the spelling bee will be the same, and I really hope more than anything my students will recognize how amazing they are! I already know our spelling bee is going to take *forever* since so many of my students are awesome spellers!
P.S. Does anyone know if I can use Lettering Delights clipart in posts? I'm not sure, and I wanted to use this super cute bee in this one...but I don't understand the copyright deal and want to make sure I'm not stealing/misusing their clipart!