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Union holds its 3rd annual Spanish spelling bee

Spanish classes in Grades 3 - 5 have been "buzzing" as students participated in Spanish Spelling Bees at the class and school levels. The Spanish Spelling Bee is called "Juego de las Letras" ( Letter Game) and Union El. has been participating in it for 3 years now. Class "Juegos" began during World Language Week March 7 - 11 and continued for 1-2 weeks after that. Students had to write the Spanish word on the board and if correct then spell it out loud in Spanish! All students had the oportunity to participate and more than 80% did! The top 2 spellers from each class then participated in the School "Juego" which was held on April 1 ( No fooling !)

Picture of 3rd Graders : Pictured 3rd Grade participants were : Jacqueline Villa, Elijah Williams, Sarai Cano, Bailey Tomberlin, Grayson Everhart and Naomi Zanatta-Garcia. Absent were Dean Oliver and Hailey Hall.

Picture of 4th Graders : Pictured 4th Grade participants were : (front row) Andrew Barrera, Anajancy Melchor-Garcia, Abigail Clontz, Samuel Alejandre-Cortez (back row) Nistiya Burch, Luci Rosas-Cornelio, Taylor Hagler, Chad Cave, Elias Torres and Jose Rosas-Santos

(No picture taken) 5th Grade participants were : Emily Aldridge, Kahlil Cabble, Taylor Hilton, Seth Hunter, Anna McIntyre, Diego Mendoza-Cardenas , Alexandria Rickard and Joshua Stafford.

The final spelldown took place on April 5 with Luci Rosas placing 3rd, Jose Rosas placing 2nd and Anajancy Melchor placing 1st. Jose and Anajancy will represent Union El at the Union Co "Juego" held at Sardis El on April 28 at 6:00 PM. Good luck to them both! All students will be given certificates of participation at the PBIS Celebration program in May.

Mrs. Moats would like to thank teachers for their flexibility and support and the administration for allowing this special activity to take place and their support of the Spanish program.

Written by: Debbie Moats, Spanish Teacher
Posted: Apr 14, 2011 by Jennifer Williams

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