For the first time in Shanghai Ivy’s history, our students and teachers have all joined in together to participate in the First Annual Shanghai Ivy Spelling bee. A spelling bee is a great way for students to practice their phonics skills, studying ability, and practice expanding their vocabularies.
Students from each year group competed against one another by taking a spelling test. The top 3 students from each class moved onto the final Friday competition, where they competed in a group of 12 to see who had the best spelling ability in their year.
The competition was very fierce, with students taking turns spelling out the words given by the judges one by one.
Students were given 3 chances to spell the words correctly, after which they would be eliminated from the competition.
Each of the year groups faced stiff competition, going through the majority of the spelling word lists. One by one, students began to run out of chances and began to be eliminated from the Spelling Bee leaving only the top 3 students.
These students then competed against one another to see who would take home 1st 2nd and 3rd place of the spelling bee.
The English teachers want to congratulate everyone who competed in our final competition. All of the students who participated, regardless of whether or not they won, are still some of the top talent the school has to offer, and can hold their head high knowing they all tried their best. All of the teachers from Shanghai Ivy want to congratulate the winners from each of the year groups who stayed calm in front of their peers and teachers, and managed to take home a medal showing their spelling prowess.