Is your son or daughter going to start in elementary school? Or are they already there, but you just still haven’t got around all the tasks you got to do from now on?
So here are some apps and tools to help you to go through this decisive moment in your children’s lives:
# 1 – Buzzmob
This app will help you to be on top of everything you need to know about your children’s school life. You will know their assignments, activities, and progress by just getting their teacher on board. Buzzmob also allows to communicate privately with teachers, create calendars, and even volunteer if you feel you can help your local school with anything.
# 2 – Colaborize Classroom
This website has an extensive library with materials on any subject you might think: English, History, Math, and more. Topics can be searched by type as well, so you can find multiple choice, yes/no, and vote or suggest questions, for instance. You will also have at your disposal collaborative lessons that you can download and share anytime. And if you don’t find what you want, you can start a discussion by asking a question or posting a topic.
# 3 – Lord of Papers
Do you need a writing service? Then you should have a look at Lord of Papers. They offer online writing services, plus editing and proofreading, for affordable pricing and very short delivery time. They have experience in the field and a reliable refund policy if happens that you aren’t happy with the results. And if you are unsure if you could use their services, you can talk to them using their online chat available 24/7.
# 4 – Flash Kids
Flash Kids is a company that creates flashcards and workbooks covering several essential skills and tailored to each age and stage. But their website has plenty of free resources ready for download for first graders focused on Math and Reading (spelling, vocabulary, and more). Then you can just print your favorites out and let your children give it a try.
# 5 – Super Kids
Super Kids has a comprehensive library of educational resources. There you can find worksheets for Math and to learn how to tell time, games of logic and reasoning, vocabulary builders, and much more. And it will help you create your own worksheets just after a few clicks!
# 6 – Jump Start
Jump Start has so many resources that you might get lost there. They have many options available categorized by subject and grade, so take your time finding the best one for your children. There is a specific section for first grade, full of worksheets, activities, and lesson plans, mostly focused on learning how to read, count money, add numbers – and you will find plenty of pages for coloring too.
Newsela makes reading news possible to any elementary school children. It comes with five adaptive levels, so even students of the same grade but with different level of comprehension can have access to the same texts. Their articles come from world-class news publications and, along with the text, they are prompted to answer quizzes and create writing assignments. They will also be able to monitor their own progress.
Concerned about all distractions available on the web while you are trying to do some research with your children? Then try using Readability, an app that you can add to your computer or smartphone. It will show on your screen only the article that you are trying to read and let you customize it to change the background and fonts. You can also save the content to read it later on the app itself or on a Kindle device or app.
Another thing you might be concerned about is if your children will know how to keep themselves healthy while they are at school. If this problem comes across your mind, you might want to check “Learn to be Healthy” website. There, you can just have some fun around, but you will also be able to design your own curriculum choosing from over 130 lessons plans with educational games and activities. Then it is possible to test their knowledge through assignments, or access premium content with interactive activities.
10 – Education World
Education World was created for teachers, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t use what is available there – and they got plenty of great resources for sure. For instance, you will find tips, games, activities, apps and websites review. Their lesson plans section is extensive, and you will find from 5-minute lessons to worksheets and teacher-submitted lessons. There are also tips available regarding teaching children with special needs.
As you can see, there are plenty of tools and apps that can help you to support your children during elementary school. You can test each one of them first and then decide which are more appropriate for your kids.
Beside it, all you got to do is keep yourself calm and trust in the teacher’s experience. Elementary school can be very enjoyable if everyone can make the most of it.