We’re a few months into my first stab at homeschooling, and I have to admit that I’m really enjoying it. When I was little, I would sit my stuffed animals in a row, and play school. Sometimes I would dictate a spelling test to them, then quickly write the words on each animal’s paper. Of course, I had my favorite animals that would always score 100%, and some less favorite stuffed animals that routinely “misspelled” their words. Having the opportunity to do school with Stinker has been both enjoyable and gratifying. She’s come so far in the last few months, that the effort is definitely paying off.
One of the curricula we’re using this year is Classical Conversations (CC). I like the Classical model, and Stinker loves learning through songs and games.
I’ve recently gotten Stinker hooked on Jeopardy, (I am, myself, a Jeopardy addict, so it’s fun to watch it with her), so I decided to create a Jeopardy board to practice CC. It really couldn’t have been easier to make.
I went to Lakeshore and got a tri-fold poster board, a pack of self-adhesive library pockets, and some self-adhesive name tags. I also had a pack of index cards laying around.
Hopefully you can multiply better than I can. (Apparently six categories times five questions per category requires more than 25 library pockets. I had to make a second trip.)
Lay out the name tags and library pockets as shown. The name tags will show the category, and the library pockets will hold the questions and show the value of each question.