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 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 received a Best Bet Grant in December 2014 from the Peabody Education Foundation to renew our subscription to Visual Thesaurus and support the Higgins Spelling Program.

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

Dec. 10 -
Lions Bee, 
Hour of Code
Dec. 11 -
Tigers Bee,
Hour of Code
Dec, 12 -

Dec. 15 - 
Broncos Bee 
Dec. 16 -
Gemini Bee
Aquarius Bee
Dec. 17 -
Orion Bee
Pisces Bee
Dec. 18 - 

Dec. 19 -

 Dec. 22  Dec. 23
Pegasus 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.