Spellbinder Of A Bee!
     Let the trumpets sound for our Junior Spelling Bee champs Carter Ho (3-118) and Isabella Glassberg (4-112) for giving a super effort in the district Just For Fun Spelling Bee elementary division on February 29th.  Parents and teachers were at the edges of their seats as they watched over thirty Grade 3 to 5 spellers tackle words such as turbulent, symphonic, pyrite, and hibiscus.  In the end P.S. 9's representative captured the first prize by nailing the word fluvial (of or relating to rivers).

2020 Junior Spelling Bee Final - Spelling With The Stars
     On February 14th our Grade 3 and 4 classes came to the auditorium to cheer on the 8 school finalists in our fifth annual Junior Spelling Bee.  
     These super spellers were the winners of their Grade 3 and 4 classroom spelling bees which took place the week before.

     Round 1 was nicknamed the Spelling With The Stars Round.  The kids got to study the words before the bee, and gosh were they hard, such as rhododendron, seismographer, eucalyptus, and pterodactyl!  But the kids were fearless; no wonder this was the Spelling With The Stars Round.

     Round 2 and beyond consisted of Surprise Words that the spellers had no opportunity to study ahead of time.  They zipped through vermin, locust, planktonnebula, canopy, opaque, etc.   In the end, the two top spellers were Carter Ho (3-118) and Isabella Glassberg (4-112).  Carter and Isabella will next participate in the February 29th, 2020 district Just For Fun Spelling Bee (Elementary Division).

     Congratulations to all of our finalists!

Our Finalists (from left to right):
Margaret Becker (3-118), Theresa Bosbach (3-113), Sophie Christon (4-112), Carter Ho (3-118), 
Audrey Ma (4-116), Andrew Wu (4-116), David Wolff (3-113), Isabella Glassberg (4-112)

Thanks to Ms. Jessica Alonso for the photograph.

 We Bee Proud! 
The 2020 Manhattan Spelling Bee took place on January 16th.  

Sixty spellers from all over the borough showed their spelling prowess in a contest that started around 4:00 PM and ended a little after 8:00 PM.

At the beginning the words were a cinch: ramparts, amino, exploits, trifecta.  But near the end the kids were bravely facing the likes of iridescent, pseudonymous, fanfaronade, and sepulchral.

Let's all give high fives to Anderson's contingent, who did themselves proud
 with their excellent spelling and sportsmanship!
Our spellers were Sampayo Hinojosa Cheatham (502), Astra Phoon (802), and Jonathan Wun (802).

Calling all Grade 3 and 4 spellers!

 It's time for the 5th annual
Junior Spelling Bee!

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Spelling Bee Club

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Grade 3-4 Spelling Bee Club

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