She might not have spent as much time studing as you think. If she has talent for this it might have been a lot easier than you think. Plus if she is homeschooling that was part of her day not an add on to 7-8 hours school day already.
|Anna Rose said she had been studying spelling words since last summer, a couple hours most days, using word lists used at the national spelling bee, an online dictionary and tapes that include word pronunciations.|
Originally Posted by Doodlebugsmom
I think lots of homeschooled children have won the National Spelling Bee. Probably because they have more time to devote to the subjects they're most interested in.
Originally Posted by PancakeGoddess
I didn't read it, but did it say she studied 7ish hours a day? If a kid worked on a sport that many hours a day, I'd think it worse, personally! That's a lot of hours for anyone to do any single thing.
Anyway, I did see Spellbound - it was fabulous.
Originally Posted by Charles Baudelaire
I wonder if we would even be having this conversation if this were about some sports victory.