Students have been practicing their spelling skills for years in their classrooms, but the first organized national spelling bee did not start in United States until 1925. Isn’t that amazing? For our school, the competition at the preschool level started in 2016, and it has become one of the most exciting events for all our students and teachers alike.

The 4th version of the Spelling Bee Junior contest took place the precedent Monday, September the 30th with aims at strengthening the fluency and vocabulary basis on transition students, in the frame of the Rosarista week.

Participants from Aspaen Almendros, Aspaen Infantas, Liceo Nueva Generación, Chester Palmer School and Aspaen el Rosario shared their talent with us and demonstrated the importance of preparation and orderliness when learning a second language. Moreover, learning to spell helps to cement the connection between the letters and their sounds, and learning high-frequency “sight words” to mastery level, improves both reading and writing, being these skills very important in the process of acquisition of a second language.

Having in mind this, we challenged our smallest kids to show that no matter the age, what counts is the processes we developed with them during the daily class activities.

After 7 different rounds full of excitement and feelings mixed, we had our three finalist who were

Jhon Alec Garcia Morales from Chester Palmer School

Juan Jose Sarmiento Navas from Chester Palmer School

Samuel Martínez Uribe from Liceo Nueva Generación

We thanks to all the ones who supported and helped us to make this activity a success.

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