Academic quiz bees can be a way to gauge and challenge our learners’ academic readiness in different subject areas, in all grade levels.
For the past three (3) years, the Elementary dept. of SSHS holds an annual quiz bee wherein the scope is a combination of all subjects taught in elementary. This includes subjects like Science, English, Mathematics, Araling Panlipunan, Filipino, Christian Education, and GMRC.
This academic year 2014-2015, the Interclass Quiz Bee, spearheaded by Miss Lorna Hernandez, the Science Coordinator was held last November 12 – 14, 2014. Some modifications were made in the mechanics of the contest wherein each competing team was represented by each class/section in the grade level. During the final round, the qualified teams answered the questions of their choice according to the number they chose from the numbered grid flashed on the screen. For the scoring, the team taking the turn picked two small cards indicating the point credit for the correctly answered question. The first card revealed the number of points while the 2nd card indicated whether the points shall be doubled, tripled and the like.
The new mechanics of the game gave everyone the opportunity to enjoy the glory of victory because each winning group/team was represented by all classes of the competing grade level. This gave the pupils the sense of achievement, self-worth and leadership whether they came from the homogenous or heterogenous section/group.