Macy’s Spelling Bee



Is your 8-11 year old a great S-P-E-L-L-E-R?
Do you live near:

*Houston TX
*Aventura FL
*Coral Springs FL
*Orlando FL
*San Diego CA

If the answer is yes, you are in luck! Tomorrow, Macy’s is sponsoring a spelling bee with truly amazing prizes.  Would your child like to win an Ipad 3? What about a $100 Macys gift card? A year’s worth of online tutoring from Kaplan?  Or maybe the online gift card from Scholastic is what they would love to win.
Get there early to line up and sign in.  Watch Twitter for live tweets and follow #MacysBee for updates throughout the day.
We had the opportunity to interview a number of this year’s contestants from around the country.
The contestants gave us lots of advice and suggestions.
Many of the kids who try out really love spelling.  They enjoy spelling games, get quizzed on spelling words at meals, and practice spelling lists during their free time.  Some contestants are really serious about this.  Other kids we met just were walking by and thought this looked like fun.  The best tip we learned is that you can use your entry number as a piece of paper and you can practice “writing” the word on your “paper” with your finger.  The kids said this way of visualizing a word can really help them.  What a great tip!

The Macy’s Spelling Bee has some incredible sponsors including:

*Reading is Fundamental
*Kaplan Kids

*Scholastic
*Radio Disney

Even if your child does not fit the age range, it is really fun to meet the contestants and cheer them on.  It is inspiring to hear their stories, and watch them spell words under pressure.
Some fun websites to practice spelling that my kids enjoy are:
 http://www.spellingcity.com/
http://www.kidsspell.com/
http://www.abcya.com/dolch_sight_word_spelling.htm
and finally this website has a really cool way to practice your weekly spelling words!
http://www.scholastic.com/kids/homework/spelling.htm

Good luck to all the spellers this weekend!

Disclosure: I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere
provided me with compensation for this post about Macy’s Spelling Bee.  All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.  I have two amazing spellers in my house and one day I hope to be able to watch one of them win a spelling bee!


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