Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wednesday

I spent the morning working on a project for school with a group of other parents. It resulted in some racing around in order to do everything else that needed to be done before school was out, but, as always, it was so worth the time. Since the boys became school age, when we stopped spending as much time at parks and such, I've found being a full-time parent can be somewhat isolating. I take the opportunities for connection as they come, and am glad to do my part for the kids and the school.

We're loving a new ipad application recommended by our school's technology teacher called Spellboard. Alexi set it up last week to help the boys with their spelling words. Here's how it works. You input the words by typing and by saying them, and then enter the child's grade level and the language (you can use it to study Spanish vocabulary words, for example). The study mode allows the child to tap on the word to hear it said (in your voice!), and find the words in a word scramble/word search. You can practice writing the word on a virtual white board, and connect to Wordnik to get the word’s definition. The program keeps statistics about the amount of time spent in each area of study, and performance on quizzes.

I hope your week has been a good one thus far. xo

3 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

You and your husband are fabulous parents. You are giving your children a balanced life. I love reading your blog.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Thank you so much, Kathy. xo

KPiep said...

It is very difficult to fight the isolation sometimes. I'm prone to being rather cut off anyway becsaue I am such an introvert. I have to really work to get out there sometimes.