Theatre Gallery, Main Branch
This is for Grade 1 -3 students
A Spelling Bee is one way for a family to learn and have some fun together. Preparing for the big day often involves parents as well as siblings and grandparents to help with practice, practice, practice. It’s
about reading, vocabulary development and maybe lugging out a dusty dictionary or using technology to double check a word. But a big part of the fun is inviting all your helpers to the competition to cheer – because we know that throwing your hat in the ring for this competition means you’re amazing.
The winner of the Mini-Bee will receive a trophy and a variety of prizes. There is no national Canadian spelling bee so the winner will not advance any further, but they will have the satisfaction of being the best speller in Lethbridge.
Spelling bees provide children with a positive goal to work toward; a forum to display the fruits of their hard work; they also assist children in learning concepts, improving comprehension and developing study skills. The benefits of spelling bees extend beyond language: since children are required to spell words while on stage, they also develop
self-confidence, communication and public speaking skills and the ability to thrive under pressure.
A big thanks to The Engravers for donating the trophies!