Tuesday, June 26, 2012

2012 National Spanish Spelling Bee



I am super E-M-O-C-I-O-N-A-D-A to say that MommyMaestra is a sponsor of the 2nd Annual Santillana National Spanish Spelling Bee!

Hosted by the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in Albuquerque, this year's spelling bee will take place on July 21st.

Twenty students from across the country are participating in this year's event. The participants range from 4th through 8th grade. They will be representing their home states of California (1), Colorado (3), New Mexico (6), New York (2), Oregon (3), Texas (3), and Wisconsin (2). Students whose mother tongue is Spanish or who are learning the language are eligible to enter in the spelling bee.

(One of the participants is from my hometown of Fort Worth, Texas! WOOOT!!!)

I am SO excited for these kids! What a wonderful opportunity to show off their bilingualism, and gain confidence in their own self-worth. Bravo to the New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education (NMABE) and the Alliance for Multilingual Multicultural Education (AMME) for organizing this event and supporting bilingual education.

I watched the video below and was hooked. And you will, too. Madre mia! La señora who says, "Incorrecto!" had me biting my nails.

Perhaps I should have said that I am muy N-E-R-V-I-O-S-A for this year's participants!




Buena suerte to all of this year's participants!

13 comments:

  1. So cool! I would love for my kid to be at to the point where he could participate in something like this. Better get moving with that.

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  2. This is awesome. Good luck to the kids and I hope (sorry) that someone from TEXAS wins!1

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  3. Me encanta!!! I used to do that in school when I was little.

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  4. awesome! Go California!!!!!;)

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  5. This is so exciting! I love that they share their spelling list here: http://nmabe.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/NMABE_State_Bee_Wordlist.pdf I used it for ideas for writing the spelling curriculum for our Spanish language arts. Thanks for sharing the video! And yay for Texas! :)

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  6. Mommy Maestra you should be proud of yourself for all of your hard work! Now vex y D-E-S-C-A-N-S-A.

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  7. Super cool! I was in the academic bowl when I was in junior high and would have loved to participate in a spelling bee. There weren't any in my town. Good for these kids!

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  8. Just for future reference, how would a homeschooler be able to participate in the National Spanish Spelling Bee? Thanks, by the way, for being such a great resource for bilingual homeschoolers.

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    1. Claudia, I think you would simply fill out the registration form. Still waiting to hear back from them just to be sure...

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    2. Yes, Claudia. Homeschoolers are welcome. :)

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    3. Maravilloso, gracias, Monica.

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  9. I love your advocacy for child education. Such a great resource. I never participated in SB's but I'm soooo thrilled for a Spanish one! Yessss!

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