That reminded me of my own spelling bee stories, like the year I couldn’t decide if debut had an e at the end (oops). Words like omphalopsychite and erysipelas (both real spelling bee words) weren’t even on the horizon.
What word tripped you up during your spelling bee days? What word do you still rely on spell check to fix? (Update: Congratulations to Carrie, our lucky winner!) Share it by Thursday, June 20, to be included in our random drawing. One lucky teacher will win the just-released Jasper & Ollie (Doubleday Books for Young Readers). In this sweet story Jasper the fox can’t slow down, and Ollie the sloth can’t speed up. But together they’re just right.
Here are some just-right summer learning opportunities to share with students and families or to try out at your house.
Give students access to thousands of books all summer—all free—through Capstone Interactive. Set up your account here; you’ll receive a username and password to share and a send-home letter.
After some reading time, get kids up and moving with the GoNoodle GoSummer challenge. Once kids log 15 million minutes of movement and mindfulness, GoNoodle will unlock a new GoNoodle character. Join the fun (all free) at GoNoodle.com or download the app.
Sounds like the makings of a learning-filled, action-packed summer!
PS: Wondering what omphalopsychite and erysipelas mean? Get ready; an omphalopsychite is someone who stares at his or her navel to go into a trance, and erysipelas is a type of skin infection. Now you know!