Friday, March 16, 2012

Wylam Library’s Monthly Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee flyer
For the past two months, the Wylam Branch Library has hosted a monthly spelling bee that caters to children in grades 3-7. There are cash prizes awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Cash prizes are in the amount of $20, $15, and $10, respectively. Every child who participates in the spelling bee receives a certificate of participation and some type of prize. Each month the spelling bee word list and flyer are posted to the Birmingham Public Library's Facebook page along with the date, time, and contact information.

Although the Wylam staff could agree that each spelling bee has been a success thus far, during the month of February the participation numbers tripled from the January spelling bee, and the kids had fun. After being exposed to the bee only in the last two months, I can say that the kids are studying more and are very motivated. It is our goal to teach our kids discipline, and encourage them to be better spellers and great readers. We are gearing up for the March spelling bee and we are on a roll!

Submitted by Alisha Johnson
Wylam Branch Library

2 comments:

Gwen said...

Kudos to Wylam Branch Library for using creative programs and awards to encourage our children to expand their learning opportunities.

alisha699 said...

It is very rewarding for us to see our children discover things about themselves and the things they never knew they would enjoy! Elements of exposure as well as curiosity give them a dynamic recipe that can be used for life-long learning, enjoyment and cultural enrichment.