My husband and I just got back (at 3am...soooo sleepy) from taking the triplets to Disney World. It was a really fun trip but EXHAUSTING!!! I feel like I need a vacation to recover from this vacation. We are plum wore out, yet my children seem to have tons of energy. Go figure!!! Here's a few things I learned during this vacation:
1. 6 is really a magical age to go to Disney. My kids REALLY believe that they saw a real-life mermaid, flew into space, and that if you try and steal a ruby from an Egyptian tomb you WILL turn into a skeleton. I didn't have the heart to tell them any of it was fake. They might as well enjoy the magic before they become wise to the ways of the world.
2. Although Disney was fun, the condo's pool and hot tub were the BIG hits. Next vacation, we're saving our money, picking a random hotel with a pool and hot tub, and staying there. The kids will be ecstatic and we'll save money.
3. Purchasing Camelbacks was the best idea EVER. We got one for each kid and ourselves. We filled them up in the morning and placed a frozen ice pack inside it to help keep the water cool. We didn't have to buy 300 bottles of water, we never heard any complaining that people were thirsty, and we all stayed relatively hydrated.
Since my family got to experience the magic and wonder of the happiest place on Earth, I wanted to give you guys something a little fun, too! I made this before we left but didn't manage to get the post up before leaving. Here's a FREEBIE for all of you.....just because!
One of my followers had asked me to make games for Hard and Soft C & G. This first game is the FREEBIE for you guys! It's a game focusing on words with the hard and soft g sounds. You can get it by clicking on the picture below.
You may also be interested in this game that concentrates on the Hard and Soft C game. You can purchase it from my TPT store for $2 by clicking on the picture.
I've also spent some time this summer going back and revising some of the first products that I made. If you've bought some of these games before, you may want to go and redownload. The majority of changes have to do with changing the font, resizing the cards, adding a blank page, or adding more words. Here are some of the revised games. Click on the pictures to take you to the game.
The Silent E in Space game has students practice reading CVC and CVCe words. These are all words that are changed by adding an 'e' to the word (such as at and ate, can and cane, cap and cape).
Double Dipped features CVC and CVCe words with the -ed ending. This way students can practice whether the words skated and popped are read with a short vowel or long vowel sound.