Homeschool Spelling - Wheel of Fortune
My mother and my mother-in-law are both watchers of Wheel of Fortune, the game show. If we're in either of their company when it's on, it can draw you in. Fun for the whole family, as they say.
I've been thinking about how it's become more a favorite here. When we're at the shore during the summer it's become an expected sound. In fact, walking in the door coming home from the beach to shower and get dinner ready is intrinsically related to the sound of Pat Sajak's wheel spinning and clicking through the posts and clapping applause and letters being called out. It's part of the Soundtrack Of Our Life.
For Christmas, my mother gave the children the Wii Wheel of Fortune version and it's been a tremendous hit. The whole family enjoys playing, but most especially my 9yo fourth grader. Sometimes he has to ask us for help in spelling, but I can't complain! He's working on words and spelling in his free time...and that's why I am posting. That's a good thing! The game is learning disguised as fun, for him.
And because the Wii and TV isn't always available to him, I looked online yesterday for an online game version and found this free online game. Wii also makes a Jeopardy and that has educational benefits as well.
Tips that make learning fun are always interesting to me and so I am sharing all this thinking they will be for you, too. Have any tips to share?