Say it with me… M-I-SS-I-SS-IPP-I. Spelling bees have been around for a long time and historically have been a tool to motivate young people into gaining literacy and expanding their vocabulary. There are many approaches in developing these skills, one being mnemonic devices. Mnemonic devices are memory techniques that systematically change difficult-to-remember material into more easily remembered material. Such devices provide a cognitive cueing structure. Things like little songs, rhythms, sayings, rules, patterns and tricks to remember the rules behind the English language. Surely, many of us remember participating in these tools back in our early education days.
Lake Superior School District Lake Superior School District Spelling Bee Results By Katee Rose held a spelling bee at the William Kelley School in Silver Bay on January 10th. There were 24 student participants in the spelling bee, ranging from 5th to 8th grade. Madison Brandt, a 6th grader at Two Harbors High School, was declared the winner and 8th grader from William Kelley School Ollie Braun was the second place finisher.
Both Madison and Ollie will be representing Lake Superior School District at the regional spelling bee that will be taking place on February 7th. North Shore Federal Credit Union provided certificates and prizes to all participants and the 1st and 2nd place finishers each received a Nook. We wish these contestants the best in the next round coming in February!