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What's wrong with Spelling bees and some thoughts

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Last Edited: May 28, 2009, 5:00 am

They make kids learn some humongous words AND IS NOT IMPORTANT....The words they should teach kids are, i hope is not too much but they are 1,100 words...Is not important learning to spell it as it is important learning the meaning...They make kids learn the entire dictionary which is wrong...

this is what they should learn:

tHEY SHOULD  TEACH THEM THIS BOOK: 1,100 WORDS YOU SHOULD KNOW FROM Murray Bromberg (Author), and Melvin Gordon

here is a picture:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0764113658/ref=cm_rdp_product_img

BUT IT DOESN'T END THERE: KIDS GOT ANOTHER 1,000 WORDS TO LEARN AND AS STUPID AS THIS MAY SOUND, THOSE 1,000 WORDS ARE: HOW MANY CALORIES EACH CONCEIVABLE FOOD/FRUITS/VEGETABLES, GROUND FOOD, ETC HAS, AND HOW MANY CALORIES DOES CERTAIN EXERCISE MACHINES BURN IN 30 MINUTES OR 1 HOUR, AND THE PERCENT OF CHOLESTEROL OR FAT THAT CERTAIN FOOD HAVE & what should be the daily intake of calories for a male and what should the the daily intake for women....

BUT THERE IS ANOTHER PROBLEM....CHECK THIS WEBSITE:

http://www.funster.com/

See the "Word Know it all" of this website? log in and you will see it is easy to log in...

Well something is wrong with it, THE PROBLEM IS THAT it teaches/QUIZES you the entire dictionary, when it should ONLY QUIZ YOU on the: 1,100 WORDS YOU SHOULD KNOW BOOK FROM Murray Bromberg (Author), and Melvin Gordon  AND THE OTHER 1,000 FOOD CALORIES of each fruit/juice/food/groundfood/vegetables, etc...You don't need to learn the entire dictionary...They should learn that and 200 American idioms...So is 2,200 total words in all....

Want to know something? That website is the only website available like that, that's the sad part, there are no other websites that quizes kids ON only those 2,000 words...

BUT THERE IS A PROBLEM:

In fact i think that SAT's test should ask kids the different calories value of every food and how many calories does each machine burns, and what's the daily intake of calories of men and of women are in their SAT test because it is very impressive and is very important is something that will stick with you for life...

you know those bailarinas that they teach them ballet from when they are kids or who try and take course of bailarinas ballet or gymnastic... WANT TO KNOW SOMETHING...NOT IMPORTANT, FROM SMALL THEY SHOULD TEACH THIS TO THEIR KIDS...

Also to make the Spelling bee PRISTINE YOU TEACH THEM THIS: the irregular verbs...

http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwesl/egw/verbs.htm

i think i counted 154 verbs as the base form...Well you make him/her learn & quiz them on the BASE FORM and the Simple Past Tense....The past participle is last, think of the past participle as pre-graduation test, while the "AMERICAN IDIOMS" are graduation test...

So it will be in total 154 x 3 = 462 verbs...So it will be 2,200 + 462 verbs = 2,662 words total for the SPELLING BEE...This is better than learning the DICTIONARY...

and to make them even more pristine making it the highest level well prepared kids, you teach them 100 more American Idioms & 300 british International idioms...so it will be: 3,062 words to learn for the spelling bees...

did i just took the crap out of the Spelling bee? Oh jee i sure did....

But there is 5 steps that takes the crap out of Spelling bee, Want to know what is that?

FIRST: Something like a spelling bee but kids submit ideas to better the world & inventions...Specially if you put them to watch CNN everyday so that they can check world events and see how they can contribute...Kids could win a house but is an ongoing process...

SECOND: IF YOU CREATED SOMETHING LIKE A SPELLING BEE TO SEE WHICH KID PLANTS THE MOST TREES....NO NOT PLANTS BUT TREES...

THIRD: CHEMISTRY BEE FOR KIDS/TEENAGERS, like a spelling bee but of chemistry...

FOURTH: MATHEMATICS BEE FOR KIDS/TEENAGERS, like a spelling bee but of mathematics...

FIFTH: PHYSICS BEE FOR KIDS/TEENAGERS....

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Comments

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Comment by pumpi76 - June 3, 2009, 2:47 pm
I forgot something else...Teach them, how many minutes a person has to perform to burn let's say a McDonald sandwhich, like if a McDonald Sandwich has 250 calories, you will have to stay 45 minutes walking or 25 minutes running to burn it off...Very important information...I got the idea from yahoo.com....
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Comment by pumpi76 - June 3, 2009, 2:49 pm
so that will be another 1,000 words...Jee, Lots of words to remember...and what about food for not to give you high blood pressure...Jee is a lot of words...
3.
Comment by pumpi76 - June 3, 2009, 2:57 pm
Also i was thinking, what if there was a website just like Lotterypost.com but where you plug in daily what you ate and it gives you like your food score and you get rewarded for it...Again do you see how behind we are...

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