From 2007 to 2016, Fundy Home Educators hosted an annual Spelling Bee, in either mid-winter or spring.
For the first six years of our spelling program, this bee served as a feeder to the provincial spelling bee, where our spellers always finished very well. In fact, in 2009, the provincial winner was from FHE, and she went on to represent us at both the Canadian and American national spelling bees.While this provincial and national program is no longer available, FHE continued the yearly tradition of promoting good spelling and improving vocabulary. Spelling bees are also excellent tools to incorporate thinking skills and practice public speaking.
Spelling lists were distributed in the fall, and the organizer sent out tips and encouragement via e-mail throughout the winter.
Our bees were fun and “grace-filled”, the children encouraged each other, and end with a time of treats and friendship.