Today was a strange day. My original plans for the day were foiled again, but C’est la vie. On the brightside of that whole thing is that the kids were able to relax and get some computer and reading time in. We started reading Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher.
I was very happy that when I began reading the first paragraph, K noticed that the story was “similar” to that of The Secret Garden. Phew! That means he is listening even when he’s sitting on his head while I read. Lol.
After reading, they went off to enjoy the rest of the day doing their usual Friday activities, while I stood home and attempted to complete housework. Things like putting away the winter clothes, now that I’m pretty sure that it won’t snow or ever fall under 50 degrees for the next few months. In between that boring stuff I searched the web and found some cool FREE sites. We’ve used the last one listed for about 3 days, which I highly recommend since I found DD on it this morning :-)
This is free access to Scott Foresman’s Online Writing and Grammar Handbooks. You have access for grade K thru 6th. You can also find worksheets that go along with their Reading books if you use them.
|The Online Grammar and Writing Handbooks are in Adobe® Acrobat® format, for which you will need to use Adobe’s Reader® software.|
This Free site offers a nice amount of educational games. I found it via Facebook :-) The site is easy to use and games are categorized by grade level. Once again K thru 6th.
This site is by far our absolute favorite!! Here you can find really fun vocabulary games from grades K thru 12th! The sites motto is “Vocabulary Can Be Fun!” And they are right :-)
Hope you find these useful :-)