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Category: School Spelling Lists
School Spelling Lists = I first decided to write this app to try to fix the constant struggle I had been having with my then 9 year old son. It was so difficult to get him to complete his weekly school spelling lists.
His homework and probably that of 90% of the primary school kids in Australia mainly consists of 10-15 spelling words of which he has to Look, Say, Cover and Write.
He also has to learn a particular times table by writing it out. As I am not especially organised I did not have the time to do this with him. Unfortunately I was not able to even ensure he was doing his homework. Sadly we were often trying to do it on the way to school Friday morning.https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/handy-homework-school-spelling/id1080283215?mt=8
I work full time and have 5 children. It is not just the lack of time. I also found his delaying tactics excruciating. He searched for his homework book, pencil, pencil sharpener, got a drink, went to the toilet. Often he just seemed to go missing for ages.
By then I generally give up .
Improve Child’s Spelling
So I wrote the app and then he could do his school spelling lists and times tables on a phone or Ipad. Happily he can complete homework on the way to football training or shopping. I have recently updated this app to include printing completed spelling homework results. Also there is an option to email to the teacher. I have recently added over 1000 grade appropriate school spelling lists. This will help your child get up to speed for spelling at their year level. Homework help is available on iPad, iPod and iPhone.
Enter Weekly School Spelling Lists.
Each week as the spelling homework spelling list comes home with your child from school, enter the new list into the app.
Record the word and sentence to give the word context. Have your child complete the spelling list until 100% is achieved. A random test can also be selected from all the spelling lists entered so far.
Spelling Homework Help with Timed Addition, Subtraction and
The Spelling Bee and Times Tables app also provides timed test for multiplication, addition and subtraction. Recorded best times is a great incentive for your child. Try to get your child to beat their best times as fast mental arithmetic is crucial to furthering the child’s maths ability.
More than 1000 grade appropriate
spelling words provided
For the times when your child has completed the weekly spelling homework and maths homework, over 1000 grade appropriate spelling words have been provided. Spelling Words app makes it easy to keep track of your child’s progress.
Easier and less stressful for both busy parent and child.
Recently I have added addition and subtraction timed tables to the timed multiplication tests.
Why learning the times tables is really important
If you think about it, you use multiplication in your day to day life. When you go shopping, you often need to compare out the cost of similar items or how much it will cost to get multiple items. If you are cooking and need to make a double recipe you are going to need to know how to multiply and if you are at a shop and want to determine what type of discount you are getting you need to learn multiplication. Multiplication and maths is used whether you realise it or not almost on a daily basis.
You can now try this Spelling Bee and Times Tables app out for free in your browser by clicking the icon below. This will give you a taste of the full app available on apple App Store and google play store. Spelling Bee and Time Tables will also soon be available on windows and Mac.
We memorise daily, but do you realise that your brain is like a computer. Whatever you put into it, will most probably remain there for a long period of time. You can choose to fill it with unimportant things, or you can fill it with skills that can be a benefit to you your entire life. Like multiplication. You will use this skill for as long as you live. Using and teaching your brain to memorize is probably the most important skill of all.
How you can help your child
We as parents can only fit so many things into our busy lives each day but just a few minutes each day in the car on the way to football training or shopping could really help with your child’s education. The app also includes spelling lists to be inputted each week from their weekly spelling list. Also has an option to email direct to teacher.
Click on Icon to Try out Spelling Bee & Times Tables now on-line for free