Can't believe it's almost the end of May 2013, and this is my first blogpost of the year! Better late than never, though....
A popular post at this site is my lesson plan using the movie "Spellbound." Because the Scripps National Spelling Bee is just around the corner and the star of the movie, Nupur Lala, who won the national bee in 1999 was recently interviewed, it seems appropriate to mark this first post of the year with a reminder of the upcoming Scripps National Spelling Bee.
It begins this week on Wednesday, May 29th, with the Preliminaries. On May 30th, the semi-finals and finals take place (You can watch these in real-time at ESPN3). There's a 13-year old girl who is returning to Washington from Granger, Indiana, for the third time. Good luck, Kate Peterson! Enjoy the competition all players and aficionados of spelling! It's always a spellbinding event!
P.S. Here's another Addendum to "Spellbound by Spellbound" from last year.
** Now that the National Spelling Bee is over, you can view the competition as a replay at ESPN 3. There is also a link on YouTube to the final round words and the student who won the 2013 bee. Congratulations, Arvind Mahankali!