We often look on the web for picture and illustration of a special subject, like for example when social studies speak about native american and we can look for picture and even videos who make the lesson more exciting.
Another thing we do every week is a spelling test. It is an exciting and fun one as it is with my father as the extra student of the "class".
My children are really happy to work with their grand-father :-)
I play the part of the teacher as always. My 3 students listen to the dictation and carefully write it. Then they all read the text one after the other. Then their grand-father gave them "how many mistakes would be excused" and we correct together.
It makes the whole process a fun one!
Then if their grand-father have some more time, they will read to him :-) They may also read to their grand-mother :-)
Thank's to the internet and skype!