Have your dictionaries at the ready. It’s that time of year when the younger students in the Belmont School District will be lining up to show off their spelling prowess as the 15th annual Foundation for Belmont Education Spelling Bee takes place on Saturday, Nov. 14
The yearly congregation of the town’s best spellers occurs in the Belmont High School Auditorium from 2 p.m. to until they have a winner.
Student teams from Kindergarten to 6th grade can register here: CLICK HERE. Deadline is Friday, Oct. 30.
And HERE are the rules for the Fall 2015 Spelling Bee Rules.
Participants should check the FBE website the week before the Bee to determine approximately what time their team will be on stage!
Spelling Bee 2015 Grade K Word List
Spelling Bee 2015 Grades 1 and 2 Word List
Spelling Bee 2015 Grades 3 and 4 Word List
Spelling Bee 2015 Grades 5 and 6 Word List
Students may review the appropriate grade word lists at home and with their team. Spellers may participate in three or four-person teams. On the day of the Bee, teams go on stage in groups (swarms) and are given words from the list to write on a small team whiteboard (teams can designate one writer or rotate).
The K-4 swarms are non-competitive. Teams will be told if their word is correct or incorrect, but there is no elimination.
The 5th and 6th grade swarms are competitive using our famous “two stingers before you’re out” rules. Challenging, off-list words may be used, if needed.
In preparation for the Bee, each team picks a name and is encouraged to wear attire (shirts, hats, etc.) to show their team spirit. Pizza, drinks and desserts will be available for sale in the cafeteria. Family members and friends are welcome to come and watch. Participants should check the FBE website before the Bee to determine approximately what time teams will be on stage.