>> Sunday, April 11, 2010
We read Henry the Fourth, from the Mathstart series. It's a book about ordinal numbers, taught through some dogs at a dog show. Not my favorite book, but a great way to start a lesson on ordinal numbers.
Then, I was inspired by Montessori in Mars' activity. So I printed out this barn, cut it out, sliced the windows open with my exacto knife and quickly typed out some ordinal numbers and printed them out. We used Bear's farm animals and did a listening exercise.
"Put the gray horse in the first window."
"Put the piglet in the second window."
"Put the rooster in the third window."
And so on.
I just remembered how much I love reading a book and then doing a lesson to go with it. :)
It's a great listening activity and if you have more than one of an animal but different in color or size then you can sneak in some adjective work and discrimination work too:)
(For example, I had a big mama pig, a tiny piglet, a gray horse, a brown horse, a black goat, a white goat, a black and white cow, and a brown cow)