By Julianna Dotten
1. Focus on Spelling.
Let’s admit it. Sometimes in the bustle of trying to fit in math and science and history and government and … it can be hard to find time for spelling. And sometimes a deadline can really help, especially for homeschoolers! If you haven’t done much formal spelling up to this point, a spelling bee might be a great way to dust off those old spelling books and look at the subject in a new light.
2. Study Together.
The CHEC Spelling Bee can be a family affair! Any grades up through 8th are welcome to participate. Even if the younger ones don’t catch everything, they will remember more than you might expect. Check out spellingbee.com for some ways to make studying fun.
3. Compete regionally.
Winners of the CHEC Spelling Bee have the privilege of competing in the Denver Post Spelling Bee. And for the state winners, The National Scripps Spelling Bee awaits!
4. Meet Other Homeschoolers.
The CHEC Spelling Bee is a positive way to connect with other homeschoolers in your area. In addition to the competition itself, consider forming a spelling study group with your local homeschool co-op or just a group of friends. Why not share this post with other local homeschoolers and get the word out?
5. Have Fun!
Of course. Isn’t that what homeschooling is about anyway: cultivating a love of learning? Don’t let your kids harbor memories of dry spelling lessons. If you have to learn it, why not do it the fun way? Here at CHEC, we’ve done our best to make the Spelling Bee a fun, positive experience for all.
Ready to begin?