2019 Spelling Bee

The German Consulate General in Vancouver organized a German spelling bee with our school. Natasha Daiminger of the consulate conducted the ‘Buchstabierwettbewerb’ at our school on December 7. Weeks ago, the students received a list with 60 words they had to practice. During the spelling bee selected students from each class participated. We were deeply impressed by their spelling skills. Here the list with some of the more difficult words:

Gruppe 1 Gruppe 2
Schmetterling (butterfly) Überrascht (surprised)
Tschüss (see you, bye) Schlitten (slide)
begeistert (impressed) überglücklich (overjoyed)
konzentriert (concentrated) interessiert (interested)
Gleichgewicht (balance) Entwicklung (development, evolution)
Lebewesen (creature) Genehmigung (permission)
Kindergärtnerin (nursery-school teacher) Krankenschwester (nurse)
optimistisch (optimistic) fantastisch (fantastic)
vernünftig (reasonable) unschuldig (innocent)
Weihnachtsmann (Santa Claus) Adventskalender (advent calender)
Luftballon (balloon) Erdbeere (strawberry)
Nikolaus (Santa Claus) Christkind (Christ child)
Flugzeug (airplane) Sternschnuppe (shooting star)
Plätzchen (cookies) Marmelade (jam)
Kleiderschrank (closet) Süßigkeiten (sweets)
spazieren (to go for a walk) Badeanzug (swimsuit)
Hubschrauber (helicopter) Brücke (bridge)

And the winners are…

  1. Ann-Sophie Neuscheler (G8)
  2. Lynn Elkins (G8)
  3. Will Meeks (DSD 1)

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