Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A little spelling, reading, and math

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Not too long ago my son really, really wanted this game one of his friends had.
We told him if he wanted it, he had to save up enough money to cover half of the cost, and we would cover the rest.
(I'm sure most of you have heard of it, it's an X-box game called Skylanders).
Long story short, he did what was asked, and we held up our end of the deal.
There is a rule though, he can only play on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and only for 30 minutes each day.
For a while we had been doing 'learning activities', but those somehow slipped through the cracks as we've gotten busier.
We decided to give my son the chance to earn more 'Skylanders time' by doing a learning activity.
For 25 minutes of learning, he gets 5 extra minutes of Skylanders time.
To keep track, each time he finishes his 25 minutes he gets to pick out a sticker and put it on this paper.
Once we've used the extra 5 minutes of X-box time, we cross the sticker off.
So, this activity is one of my favorites.

We've got letter recognition, spelling, reading, adding, and writing numbers all rolled in to one.
What you'll need:
Paper
pencil
Scrabble tiles
All I did was write down a few three letter words, dump out our Scrabble tiles, and let him spell the words.
 Once he has spelled out all of the words, he then sounds them out to read them.
We then take the numbers on the bottom corner of each tile of the word and add it up, and he writes the number next to the word.
He says it's his score for getting the word right :)
See, super learning awesomeness!! :)

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