Grade 2 Spelling Bee

Welcome to the Grade 2 Spelling Bee!

We are happy to be hosting our school’s First Annual Spelling Bee Contest for students in grade 2.

The students will be expected to spell and know the meaning of the word.

PS 87 Spelling Bee Rules:


1. Before the actual spelling bee, the competitors will be given a practice round to acquaint them with the procedures and give them a chance to relax. No one will be eliminated during the practice round.


2. Each competitor, after being given a word, should SAY the word, SPELL the word, and then SAY it again. If the word is mispronounced, the spellmaster should correct the student (Homonyms should automatically be put into a sentence or accompanied with a definition).  This SAY-SPELL-SAY procedure must be followed to ensure that: (1) the speller understands the correct word, and (2) the judges know when the spelling is complete and no more letters will be added.  The head judge will stop the student if he fails to pronounce the word before spelling, or if it is pronounced incorrectly.  NOTE: Failure to say-spell-say will not in itself eliminate the speller from competition, but it will reduce the chances of correct spelling and/or the ability to arbitrate.


3. Contestants must speak clearly and loudly.  The spellmaster’s decision is final in determining the correctness of the spelling, which may be misunderstood if not spoken clearly.


4. The contestant may, before beginning to spell, ask for a definition of the word, ask for the word to be used in a sentence, and/or ask for the word to be repeated.  Requests will be granted until the officials agree that the word has been made reasonably clear to the speller.  If a student takes unreasonable advantage of this opportunity, they will be advised by the spellmaster to say the word and begin spelling.


5. If the word is a proper noun, the spellmaster must say “proper noun” after the word is given so that the student will know to say “capital” at the beginning of the word.  It does not disqualify the student, however, if he/she forgets to say “capital” but spells the word correctly.


6. Words should be selected in a planned sequence, without regard to the perceived ability of the student. The student will have 30 seconds to spell the word from the time they begin the word. Once a word is started, the student may start over, but may only use the letters originally stated; no letter changes are allowed.


7. No talking will be allowed among contestants or between contestants and members of the audience.  If a contestant receives assistance from anyone in the audience, he/she will be disqualified.  The audience is also requested to remain seated until a break, to avoid confusing or distracting the contestants.


8. When a word is misspelled, the spellmaster will say, “That is incorrect,” then correctly spell the word for the contestant, and give the next word to the next speller.  However, when only two spellers remain, the procedures will follow rules #10 and #11.


9. Rounds will continue, with a written record of which students went down in which round, until four students remain. Then it will be announced that third and fourth places will be determined by the next two contestants to go out.


10. When only two spellers remain, the spellmaster will pause to announce the change of elimination procedures.  At that point, when one contestant misspells a word, the other contestant shall be given an opportunity to spell that same word.  If the second contestant spells that word correctly, plus the next word on the spellmaster’s list, then the second contestant shall be declared the champion.


11. At any point in the bee, if the competitors exhaust the word list for that grade, the spellmaster is to use words from the next highest grade’s list. If, after a number of rounds, no one has been eliminated, the spellmaster is to switch to the next higher grade’s word list. This applies even when there are only two competitors remaining.


 The program will meet on the following Wednesdays
after school from 2:35pm - 4:00pm
Spelling Resources... 
  • TBD 
  • June 1st - Spelling Bee Final Competition@5pm
 2nd Grade Spelling Word List


a lot

after

again

air

also

always

animal

another

any

around

ask

away

back

barn

bath

because

been

before

best

better

between

blend

boat

both

bright

brother

buy

call

cannot

child

clean

clock

cold

could

count

deep

deer

dish

does

don't

dress

drip

drive

drop

drum

each

eight

eleven

end

even

every

family

fast

fed

feed

fight

first

found

friend

gave

give

goat

goes

good

great

grin

happy

help

here

high

him

home

house

its

jump

just

kind

kiss

large

light



3rd Grade Spelling Bee Word List

also

clock

your

only

treat

said

gift

about

balloon

past

stopped

scream

walk

queen

prize

age

key

warm

tries

today

string

tooth

life

used

dinner

until

you're

wrong

young

slept

newspaper

know

body

afraid

funny

really

together

eyes

driving

none

knew

isn’t

sitting

touch

leave

flies

crawl

happen

I’ve

build

raised

smiling

lose

stairs

merry

voice

finish

tenth

heard

libraries

Saturday

suit

school

stretch

threw

trouble

piece

circus

half

Tuesday

guess

heavy

scratch

shiny

doesn’t

laugh

picnic

color

climb

caught

dollar

clothing

wrist

hundred

breakfast

cardboard

straight

Wednesday

angriest

damage

important

neither

listen

crayon

machine

health

neighbor

kitchen

disappear

handsome





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