Hi! My name is Amy, and I’m from 180 Days of Reading. I am a Reading Specialist and former kindergarten teacher with a first grader at home.
Some days I feel like I eat, sleep, and breathe spelling patterns. I hit a wall at home with my first grader and spelling homework this year. I was tired of the “write your words three times each” homework every week and wanted to make things more interesting. My son also has an obsession interest in our iPad, so I tried to find a way to bring the two together. Here are some of the apps that I found that are GREAT for practicing spelling words without any fighting or tears! Some I am sure were not designed for spelling practice, but I found quickly that if you could write with the app, it could easily be used for spelling practice!
Here are three of the best apps for spelling practice:
This is one of my son’s favorites. It reminds me of those mood rings I used to have. It is easy to write on; the only downfall was that the letters disappeared pretty quickly, so it was hard to actually see the whole word. But, on a night when we needed homework motivation, it did the trick!
This is all the fun of writing words in sand without the mess! I liked this one because the word stayed in the sand. There is even a cool wave that comes and washes the words away when you are done. I also liked the option of taking a photo so kids can save their work.
It has been my life passion this year to find super fun apps to write spelling words. I compiled a list and made it into a freebie that you can get HERE to share with parents or teachers.
My name is Amy, but I can be found on most social media as 180 Days of Reading. I am currently a Reading Specialist and work with intervention groups in grades K-2. I live in a small town in Pennsylvania with my two sons and my husband. My husband is also a teacher, and we are all looking forward to summer vacation when life slows down!