Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Our Morning Board

I really like to do something to start our day off "together"...so this year we are using what I call "our morning board". This is not a memory board necessarily, although I do hope they will remember what we cover together, it's not my goal for this. I wanted this board to be one of exposure - exposure to ideas, people, places, events, etc.

For this project I used:
Large tri-fold foam board
photo/paper sleeves of various sizes
Scotch Double Stick Tape (3-Pk)

We use the CC Science Cards, English From the Roots Up Cards, Veritas History & Bible Cards, Masterpiece Art Cards, Abeka Geography Cards, Story of America Cards, and other ones I created for scripture, history, misc. (Oh, and the character trait cards I got somewhere online, but I can't remember where - if you know send me a link to share please!)

The only issue I had was not wanting to pull some of the two-sided cards out each day, so I make copies of the backside for reference and keep them in a binder to refer to each morning.

Below is our adaptation of the CM Motto that we start the day with! I am, I can, I ought, I will. 

Questions or suggestions, let me know!

Homeschool Trivia Game

Wow! I can't believe it's been a year since I posted last. Time goes by in the blink of an eye, doesn't it?! We've started the new school year and it is going well so far! I'm happy with our curriculum choices and have made progress on my to-do list...so I'll share some of our new things as I try to get the ole' blog updated here.

The first thing is our Homeschool Trivia Board! Basic Trivia - select a category, answer the question, earn the amount listed. (the star at the bottom is the "you bet" option). Some of the categories I have come up with are listed below, but I am open to suggestions!

For this project I used:
Large Tri-fold foam board
Smead Self-Adhesive Poly Pockets (Amazon)
Wausau Colored Cardstock
White 3x5 Index Cards
Learning Resources Answer Buzzers (Amazon)

In the News
Name that date
Literature Analysis (terms)
This week (very general - anything we might have learned)
Life Skills
Character Traits
In The Word
Writing - IEW Style
Name that book
Who's the author?
Which War?
American History
World History
Map Skills
Famous People
Famous Places
Who's the Artist?
Who said it?
Fill in the blank
Brain Quest (random questions from the cards)
States and Capitals
Classic Literature

We use our game board on Friday for review and fun!

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