Inter-house Spell–bee Contest

Inter-house Spell–bee ContestTuesday, 30th October, 2018

‘An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.’

Spelling, the art of correctly assembling words from their letters, is one of the vital components of successful writing. Being confident in spelling leads to confidence in all aspects of literacy. A research study conducted by L.C. Ehri for the Scientific study of Reading found that spelling instruction improves reading ability, as it builds a learner’s knowledge of the alphabetic system. Building a strong foundational knowledge of the links between forms, letters, sounds and meaning is essential for students to become confident communicators.

With the primary objective of achieving the above an Inter-house Spell Bee Contest was conducted on the 30th of October, 2018 at Modern Early Years, Vasundhara, preceded by it’s Preliminary Written round on the 22nd of October, 2018.

Students were given a ‘Word Bank’ of 150 words, which included homophones, homonyms, double letter words, words often confused/mis-spelt & Analogies to prepare under the guidance of their respective House Masters.

A team of five students from each House participated in the Final Round.

Abdul Kalam House Jagdish Chandra Bose House Srinivasa House Vikram Sarabhai House
P1 A- Vedant P1 A- Sanidhya P1 A- Hardik P1 A-Tanav
P1 B- Adhyansh P1 B-Naitik P1 B- Chahat P1 B-Arshit
P1 C- Avi Bansal P1 C-Aaradhya P1 C- Amaira P1 C-Atharv Mishra
P2- Aadi Jain P2- Ayushman P2 – Kavish P2 – Ishat Singh
P2- Chaitanya P2- Yuvika P2 – Phalak P2 – Atharv Dabas

This Audio-visual Session comprising of 12 rounds as listed below was indeed challenging and stimulated the thinking buds of the students.

  • homophones
  • double letter words
  • words often mis-spelt (ie/ei)
  • picture recognition
  • words having silent letters
  • homonyms
  • synonyms
  • opposites
  • anagrams
  • one word substitution
  • crossword on Genders
  • analogies

Children in the audience were also asked questions to make them feel involved and there was also a round for the Parents in which they were required to make 5 words out of a word given to them.

‘Srinivasa House ‘ was declared the proud winner with a total tally of 210 points . Jagdish Chandra Bose House stood second.

Certificates of Merit, together with Books were awarded to the Winners and the others received a Certificate of Participation each.

Students benefitted from this platform of healthy competition provided to enable them to Spell Well, enhance their vocabulary, work on their pronunciation, to develop correct English usage and thus emerge more confident.

A pat on the back for Ms. Cheena Garg and Ms. Anuja Sharma for their meticulous preparation and execution.