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No . The child must be 6 years old as of December 31st. For example, if the 'Bees' will be held in the spring of next year, the child must be 6 by December 31st of this year.  
Yes, all children in the three age categories are invited to participate. Organizations/schools/churches who wish to work with a group of children can choose different options.  One option is to organize a regional chapter bee. Another option is to work within an existing regional bee chapter framework by coaching the children for the regional competition. Each child in the group should be registered with Spelling Bee of Canada.
Contact Spelling Bee of Canada to inquire and discuss the process for either choice.
15. If you know the president/executive of the chapter regional bee in your area, contact them directly to discuss volunteer roles and what each entails. Alternately, contact Spelling Bee of Canada and ask to be connected with the local chapter. Or, complete the volunteer form on the website and send to Spelling Bee of Canada (Coming Soon).
Please click the “Registration” link at the top of the page
No. Spelling Bee of Canada (SBOC) is a charitable organization founded to enhance literacy in general and spelling in particular. Volunteers are an integral part of SBOC’s continuance.
  • Study Manual in PDF format (sent to your registered email address)
  • SBOC online coaching software application
  • Participation in the REGIONAL or PROVINCIAL Spelling Bee competition

Yes, every child is a winner, we promote participation with a focus on learning.
Absolutely, we welcome and encourage everyone to attend to show support for the children’s effort.
If the child is 6 - 8 years: (Primary Category), 9 - 11 years (Junior Category), 12 -14 years (Intermediate Category). Ages as of December 31.
Before your child starts intensive study, create a foundation by you and your child getting to know the words in your child’s section. Read the words together; go over the pronunciation with your child, then read the meaning and example sentence. Make sure the words are being pronounced correctly. Your cell phone or tablet or computer is a valuable tool for checking pronunciation; google the Oxford dictionary, type in the word and press the voice symbol to hear the word orally. Try using the words in your everyday conversation. Have fun making up sentences with your child using the words.

 

Pages six and seven in the Spelling Manual are called “Spelling Guidelines.” It has some common letter groups that are fairly consistent and worth noting. Every child’s energy level and focus is different – and they are different every day. So either set a time limit or a word limit – say study 5 words today, but tomorrow when things are busy just study four.

Build confidence and competence by developing word knowledge. Look for small words in big words, two words put together to make a new word, note number of syllables.

Encourage playing spelling games –at home, in the car, or on the TTC are good times. Attend coaching sessions which help keeps the enthusiasm high. Make sure you don’t work past your child’s interest point each day. Encourage each child to nominate someone for Spelling Bee of Canada Unsung Hero Award – see the official Manual.

Play Spelling Bee – have your child ask you words to spell from the manual. Make incorrect spellings part of the learning. You could have a “Word of the Day” posted on your fridge or a whiteboard. Have a weekly family spelling bee using that week’s “words of the day.

Use your cell phone or tablet to make new words, especially nouns, more meaningful by typing in the word (if your child types it in, it is another reinforcement of the word) into a search engine and set it to images so you get pictorial info to add to the definition and sentence in the manual.

Keeping the learning important, not the competition: The emphasis should be on how many words your child learned, not on “winning”.

Keep a running list of “good spelling words” your child (and you!) comes across during your daily reading. Keep "Post-its" handy!

If you get print newspapers in your house, reading titles, subheadings and captions can be done with all ages. It expands vocabulary, deepens general knowledge and awareness, and conversational ability.

The internet has an array of choices-simply typing “spelling words” into a search engine generates many sites, including some with spelling tips.

You can also tailor your search by typing in words starting with ....ie. “intra’ or any prefix you choose. There will be many words-you and your child can choose a few to study.

Or, you can type in words ending with.....i.e. “ology” or any suffix you choose. Again, there will be many words-you and your child can choose a few to study.

Please follow the steps outlined, below:

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  3. Enter the email address you used to register
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  5. Click “Email new password”
  6. Check your email inbox (spam folders also) for an email from info@spellingbeeofcanada.ca with login instructions

Use a password that is easy for you to recall, but not others. Retain that password in a safe place for use on our site.

 

 

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