Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hundreds Board

Bella did the hundred board!! Bella had been wanting to do this work but she kept stopping at the 20's. The other day her brother was doing this work and she wanted to help. I asked her to sit and just watch him. I told her that after her brother was done, she could do the work.

Well, it took her 3 days working a little bit at a time but she did it!!

Looking to see what comes next.

Notice the little box with the numbers divided by the rows. The box is divided and labeled with stickers that says 1-10, 11-20, 21-30, etc... This makes it much easier to put them on the board and to clean up.

Notice the name plate. I made it for her since it was going to take more than one day. She puts it on her work. Her brother then knows not to touch her work.


Also notice she is doing the work in her room. We are not the type to keep works in one room. We do have a dedicated school room but most of the time the works are taken to other areas of the house where the kids feel comfortable working. The works are then store back in the school room. This was in the evening when she decided to pick this work and I was doing stuff in the kids room so she brought it in there to be close to me.

This works is so GREAT. At first you look at it and think "ok, numbers 1 to 100, what is the big deal?" Well, the children not only learn their numbers and sequence but they start to see patters like "twenty-one, twenty-two, next should be a 2 and a 3 and then a 2 and a 4". They will say "2 and 1, 2 and 2" and you tell them the language "twenty-one, twenty-two". Older kids see the patterns going vertically. You have all of the ones lined up, all of the two's, all of the three's. They start to notice the tens, etc.. You can also use this for skip counting, addition, multiplication, and so much more! It's just wonderful.


Karen said...

Yeaaaa!!! Bella!!! Super job!! it's so wonderful Gigi!!! Congratulations!! love this work!!

Big Hugs,

Musical Mama said...

I have an award for you over on my blog!

Aly in Va said...

Great job Bella. You should be proud of your diligence.

Leptir said...

Happy Easter to you and to your family!