Saturday, November 5, 2016

This is Great!

Last night, we were scattered, more or less, with different things. Dear daughter is visiting a former student in South Georgia with one of the music professors from the college. DS 1 was at work. He is thrilled because one of his co-workers, another TMU grad student and faculty-kid, loves The Andy Griffith Show. They spend a lot of time in the back working and talking about Andy, Barney, Aunt Bea and the gang. We have been watching a lot of that this week. As a matter of fact, when we were waiting for Dad to leave at the college yesterday, John Thomas and I sat and watched "Gomer the House Guest" on the computer. We know every word, but laugh out loud every time.
Supper time was just the three of us left at home, Dad, James Martin and me. We had hot dogs, home made macaroni and cheese and chilli for the dogs. Not nutritious, but tasty.
We then pulled out this game we have had for some time. We haven't played in a while.  It is really, really fun.  The board itself is exceptionally pretty, and the tiles are a different color than the regular edition's.  You can earn extra points by using book titles (or portions thereof), author's names (first or last--but you have to say the entire name), and even quotes. I think you could adapt this approach with ANY edition you have.  It might work well with any homeschool subject you're working on--we have used the "Banana grams" for themed games (including Bible character and place names).
Hope your evening was wonderful, too. 


R & E said...

I read your piece about Scrabble, related to books! I didn't know such a thing existed. I LOVE Scrabble, but am not much of a reader any more - things change over the years.

Homeschoolmom said...

Thanks for your comment. Yes, we have really enjoyed this version of the game. A lot of the things out there aren't worth reading anymore! Those classics and childhood favorites have stood the test of time.Merry Christmas