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Thanksgiving is next week and I can’t believe how fast it has come. Next week we will have a shortened week here. I decided to make up something fun that I could play with both of the kids. Yes it would be review for both of them but they still love when I make up fun learning games. Well, ok at least my daughter does. My son well he is another story.
I am so glad we had the chance to review Snake Oil – Party Potion by Out of the Box Games. This is not only our most favorite family night game, we plan on bringing this out New Year’s Eve as one of the games to play. I think it would provide a lot of laughs and fun.
Snake Oil – Party Potion is great for kids ages 8 and up. It’s best to play with 3 – 6 players. It only takes 5 minutes to learn the game. It takes roughly about 20 – 30 minutes to complete the game.
If you never heard of IXL before I highly suggest checking it out. IXL has two programs: IXL Math is for grades PreK – 12 and IXL Language Arts Grade 2 – 8. We have used both the math and the language. It is not a full curriculum but it is great for supplements and for reviewing.
IXL is where practice feels like play. The awards and certificates that the kids are are very enticing and motivating. The kids don’t know exactly when they are going to be awarded. My daughter is always excited about working through the problems as she can’t wait to open the next award. The awards are sent to you through email. My daughter loves both but I think her favorite is opening it up on the screen.
I have mentioned in an early post that I LOVE interactive notebooks. They come in so handy. I really like them because you can go back and review things. Interactive notebooks are very similar to lapbooks. The only difference really is that there are a few more foldables, and the biggest difference is it is in a notebook and not a folder. Everything you need is right in your notebook.
My daughter has been doing better with sight word reading, rather then sounding things out. So I thought that each week I would make a sight word for her interactive notebook. This week we are working on the word CAN. Each day she has a different activity to do in her notebook.