Along the school’s corridors, students could engage with an open Daily Quiz where they could freely express their ideas and write them down. They engaged in friendly competition and thoroughly enjoyed the journey.
In each grade level, teachers organized spelling bee and quiz show activities. As early as mid-March, Chinese and foreign teachers began collaborating in research meetings to refine the details of and processes for these activities. Teachers in Grades 1-3 developed weekly word lists and utilized the highly regarded “Akeelah and the Bee” to ignite students’ enthusiasm for spelling. As a result, every student eagerly participated and exuded growing confidence. Conversely, teachers in Grades 4 and 5 conducted warm-up exercises to introduce reading strategies to students. They guided students to read designated books and closely connected reading with critical thinking through quiz competitions.
The schedule for the Spelling Bee and Quiz Show consisted of two parts: preliminary selections and grade-level competitions. Chinese and foreign teachers in grades 1 to 3 conducted three rounds of progressively challenging selections within the classrooms. Throughout this process, students not only familiarized themselves with the rules of the Spelling Bee competition but also overcame their fear of memorizing words through continuous preparation. They actively memorized words, engaged in mutual discussions, and shared memorization strategies. For Grades 4 and 5, teachers organized classroom selections where students participated in various team activities, competing for advancement to the next round. Teachers encouraged all students to participate and answer questions, fostering a habit of deep thinking during the reading process.