What is the origin of w-o-r-t-h-w-h-i-l-e?
It's in helping students improve their spelling skills and increase their vocabularies—all through the fun of spelling bees:
- Ask your PTO to enroll your school.
- Once your school is enrolled, log in to this Web Site: You will be directed to a special teachers-only online area that's loaded with materials for you and your students.
- Provide study materials to your students, if possible, a few to several weeks prior to your spelling bee.
- Spark interest each day by posting a new and unusual word. Give extra credit to each student who looks up the word and is able to define it and use it in sentence.
- Offer to serve as a spelling coach in the classroom, or as a volunteer organizer of the school spelling bee.
- Great spellers are great readers. Read what your child reads, and ask your child about the spellings and meanings of some of the words in the reading material.
- Mission Irresistible for your child: Ask her to find words that either you cannot define or spell correctly.
- Write a letter. Let your principal and teachers know that you and your fellow students want to participate in spelling bees.
- Form an after-school spelling club. You'll have great fun in studying with your peers, and your teachers and parents will be impressed.
- Make posters to promote your school-level spelling bees.
- Design T-shirts or award certificates for your school-level spelling bees.
- Offer to help enroll your neighborhood school(s).
- Encourage your employees to volunteer as spelling bee coaches or event volunteers.
- Ask your local spelling bee sponsor about opportunities for promotional partnerships or co-sponsorships.
- Offer prizes or premiums for local spelling bee participants.