How do you make learning spelling words fun? You make it a game, of course!
More than 150 Barringer Road second graders squared off in the first round of a spelling bee on Nov. 16. One by one, competitors dropped out as they misspelled a word.
Soon it was down to two top spellers, Makayla Rodgers and Malachi Hussein. It was close, but Malachi walked away as champ.
There were no surprise words. Words came from the first ten week spelling lists. Others were high-frequency words —words that are a regular part of their studies.
Every student will have the chance to compete again. The class will hold another spelling bee at the end of the next marking period.