So this was my guilty summer project. I came across a great idea in this thread about a month ago and tried to come up with my own way of implementing it. After a few trips to Home Depot and with the help of a crafty friend, we put together the Board of Education. To sum it up, each capsule has a question in it about something the kids have recently learned or will learn that month. Questions get changed at the start of every month. Colors go language arts, math, science, social studies. When the kids have free time (like if they finish something early), they can go to the BoE. They pick any capsule they want, open it, read the question, and answer it (if they can) on an answer card which will be provided in an envelope next to the board. If they don't know the answer, they can put it back and select another. They can keep going until it's time to go to the next activity or until they want to do something else. Each hole is lined on the inside with the soft side of velcro to help keep the capsules snug. If they haven't learned what's in a capsule yet, it's my hope that when we cover the material for the first time that month, a student who picked it earlier might think to him/herself "Oh! That was in capsule number (whatever)!" and remember it better long-term. At the end of the month I'll collect the answer cards for those who did them. If a student receives a B or higher on it, then I'll give them a card (via Vistaprint) that will bump a test or quiz of their choice up a full letter grade. Here are some pics of the finished product. I can't wait to implement this! Oh, and thanks to Julie in GA for posting the idea to use capsules in some capacity in that original thread!