Friday Game Day

On Fridays, we take a break from our regular curriculum in spelling and math. In spelling, we play Spelling City games at www.spellingcity.com. The website has free and paid-premium options, however we have always just used the free games.

It is easy to add lists. In fact, at the beginning of the year, I just went through the entire All About Spelling book and made lists for each step (chapter) of the curriculum. Then, each week, it is easy to log in, select the step we just completed that week, and allow the girls to play whichever free games they wish.

In math, we set aside our Singapore books to read a chapter from Life of Fred, and do the problems at the end of each chapter.

After Fred, my 3rd and 4th graders play Speed, a multiplication card game. For my kinder kid, today we are trying Qwirkle, my latest find at our favorite consignment shop here in town.

We forgo our regular unit studies on Friday for geography. Today, after we review the northeast states and learn their capitals, we will play a round or two of Scrambled States of America.

Playing games is a fun way to add gifted/talented differentiation to our homeschool planning, and also work on social-emotional skills with my autism kiddo, such as turn taking, manners, and graceful winning/losing.

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