Motherhood Monday

Motherhood Monday : 100th Day of School Project (Link Up)

Do your children ever have those projects that YOU end up doing? This was almost that type of project but I made sure my daughter did most of her own work. I used to worry with my oldest child that if he did the project alone, it wouldn’t look “Good Enough!” so I would just have to help. There I go comparing to the other kids, whose parents probably helped too. So, no more! The teachers know when kids do a project by themselves and when the parents have a creative hand it in.

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My daughter has a project due this week for the 100th day of school. She had to bring something in with 100 things. Anything, as long as it’s 100. She has to be able to explain it in front of the class as well. I love that – Kindergarteners, doing projects and presentations! So, after going over a few ideas, we settled on 10 necklaces with 10 beads. Why, because 10 x 10 is 100! So she is able to learn a little math too! Hahaha!!

Bailee CollageWe went to Wal-Mart, picked out the beads and wire, then last night I pulled everything she needed out and let her work. I pitched in when she needed me to, but watched her do her project.

  • Step 1: Spread the beads out on the table and cut the wire for the necklaces.
  • Step 2: Separate 10 beads, by color or letter. Ms. B wanted to do same color necklaces.
  • Step 3. Add the beads to the wire. You can make words, names or phrases.

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She wanted to put the letters on and when the students get their necklaces, they can take off the letters and make their own words! OH, THE NECKLACES GLOW IN THE DARK TOO!

It’s not the greatest looking project, but she is happy with it and can’t wait to take it to school and present it.

Do you help your children with their projects too?

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    Joyce@MommyTalkShow
    January 27, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Cool project.
    You’re giving me a glimpse into kindergarten.
    So far in pre-k we don’t get much homework. Thank God!

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      Bernetta
      January 27, 2014 at 5:23 pm

      Yeah, but it’s really just this school. My son went to a different school for K and never had homework. But I love the school they attend now, although they get alot of WORK… it translate into SO MUCH LEARNING!!

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    Karen
    January 28, 2014 at 1:22 am

    I was always a hands off parent when it came to my kids school projects. I felt that if it looked like a child their age did it, then that is what it should have looked like.

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      Bernetta
      January 28, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      So true Karen! I agree!

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    Katherine G
    February 7, 2014 at 10:11 am

    These are so cute!!! I think this was very creative. BTW I am loving the new look of your site. It is fantastic!!!

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