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Archive for the 'vocabulary' Category
Original list via American Heritage® dictionaries and original graphic via the Write at Home blog (who also host a quiz of the words!). Hmmm… There are a few I need to look up! How about you?
It’s been forever since I’ve done one of these posts so I thought I’d throw out some fun alternative HS ideas for the week… Play a homeschool version of Balderdash. Write up a list of vocabulary words and make up some fake and real definitions. Challenge the kids to name the right definition for each [...]
Lately when the kids have been playing Webkinz I’ve asked them to do 50 questions in Quizzie’s Corner first, on various subjects. It’s an easy way to sneak in some math, science, language arts and other subjects. Tonight when Victoria came to say goodnight, she told me, “Hey Mom, you know how you have us [...]
We’re all in various stages of illness here, me and Alex especially. Tonight we had an easy supper of pizza and peas, and it seemed a little too alliterative to pass up. The kids and I declared it P night! We…. Had Pepperoni Pizza and Peas for supper Ate in Pink, Purple and Pajamas Had [...]
We’re firmly in the winter blahs around here so I’ve been brainstorming ways to perk up our HS days. We have HS swimming tomorrow and HS ice skating the next day, but here are some other things that seemed like fun….. 1. Write dictionary stories. Have kids open up the dictionary to random places, close [...]
It’s another cozy day at home for us today, which I really enjoy. Here’s some thoughts I had for ways to fill it. Feel free to join in! 1. Silly similes. Teach the kids what similes are (sim-i-lees– comparison words that use “as” or “like,” as opposed to metaphors which say something is something like [...]
We had fun doing some of the 10 fun things to do that I posted the other day so I thought I’d brainstorm 10 more. 1. Make up polls and graph the results. We’ve done favorite ice cream flavors and colors in the past. We even graphed the favorite colors one in M&Ms (I bought [...]
…We’ve done here lately: 1. Daryl and the kids stopped by the museum at Walnut Grove and talked to the new director of the summer festival about ideas for next year’s festivities. 2. Victoria started making her own earrings. 3. The kids played Kids’ Trivial Pursuit. 4. Alex did lots of art while the big [...]
It’s snowy and dreary here this morning. I desperately need to find the cleaning fairy and chain her to my kitchen, but I also have 4 mostly-darling children in dire need of some plain old fun. Here’s 10 things that are on our list of possibles today. 1. Play hide the phone. This is one [...]