PAT coverage of last year's Spelling Bee.

 
 
Visual Thesaurus Bee Logo   Use Our Customized Visual Thesaurus Spelling Activities to Practice for the Classroom, Cluster and Championship Bees


Word lists for Classroom Bees
will be distributed to each class and available in the Cullen Library.  Visual Thesaurus sign in instructions will also be distributed to each class.  
The Classroom Bee will identify the cluster's top ten spellers.

Practice with Visual Thesaurus:  Grade 6 | Grade 7Grade 8
Contact Ms. Smoller for sign in information.  

Word list for Cluster Bees will be distributed to the top ten spellers from each cluster to prepare for the Cluster Bees in December.
Practice with Visual Thesaurus:  Cluster Bee Word List   Contact Ms. Smoller for sign in information.
The Visual Thesaurus program does not have words in the past tense or in plural form so all words in the program are present tense and singular.  Also, not all the words on the Cluster Bee Word List are in the Visual Thesaurus program; in addition to the word bank in Visual Thesaurus, please include the following words in your study:  
until, cordillera, churros, squirrely, lice, umami, bas-relief, terra-cotta, wahine, albeit, zeitgeist, bhangra, Sahel, ritziness, kraken, ouch, yankee, wunderkin, Naugahyde, Podunk, Sisyphian


Word list for Championship Bee will be distributed to the top two spellers in each cluster (the Higgins Spelling Team).
Practice with Visual Thesaurus: 
Contact Ms. Smoller for sign in information.

The Cullen Library applied for a Best Bet Grant in November 2014 from the Peabody Education Foundation to renew our subscription to Visual Thesaurus

5th Annual Higgins Championship Bee at the Northshore Mall
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Snow date: Wednesday, February 25

Classroom Bees identify the cluster's top ten spellers.
Cluster Bees in December identify the cluster's top two spellers.

Cluster Bee Schedule:

Dec. 1 
Dolphins Bee
Dec. 2
Stingrays Bee
Dec. 3
Penguins Bee
Dec. 4 
Sharks Bee
Dec. 5 
Marlins Bee
         
Dec. 8 -
Bears Bee,
Hour of Code
Dec. 9 -
Broncos Bee,
Hour of Code
Dec. 10 -
Lions Bee, 
Hour of Code
Dec. 11 -
Tigers Bee,
Hour of Code
Dec. 12 -
Hour of Code,
 Grade 6?
         
Dec. 15 - 
Aquarius Bee 
Dec. 16 -
Gemini Bee
Dec. 17 -
Orion Bee
Dec. 18 - 
Pegasus Bee
Dec. 19 -
Pisces Bee
         
Spelling Team Family Potluck Practice: 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Cullen Library, 6 - 8 pm

Team Practice: Starting in January
Spellers are encouraged to attend either practice whenever possible.
Tues., 2:30 - 3:15 pm, Cullen Library Lab
Weds., 2:30 - 3:15 pm, Cullen Library Lab
Spellers - With your teachers' approval, use your Higgins Spelling Team Button as a pass to come to the Library to practice during Academic Support or Reach!
Spelling Team Pizza Party Practice: Northshore Mall
Weds., Feb. 11, 2015, 5 p.m.