Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Home school: Ordinal Number

Introduced ordinal numbers to Jazz yest. We've use them alot in our daily conversations, but to  teach her academically, I've not done so. I thought for some moments about how to bring my lesson across, when I saw her 'friends' lying around the floor. They became my lesson objects.

I printed numbers and words of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th. Exactly the number of 'friends' from her mickey mouse clubhouse toy. Then we determined where's first and last, far left or right. I put a toy table at the front, telling her that these friends are in a line to get their snacks. We need to queue. It was easy, she identified the first in line, as well as the last. Then I went on to introduce the characters in their positions.

Put labels beside the characters' position
I got her to retrieve the characters in the various positions and put them back to the positions I tasked her to. It was all fun. Like a game or what we always say, learning through play. Just go, "Which position is Mickey in?" "Can you put daisy 5th in line?"

It's also extremely important to pronounce and emphasize the 'th' in the words. Just so that these ordinal numbers are differentiated from the counting numbers.

Taking characters out of the mentioned position
Putting them back as tasked
It was all fun and great bonding for us too. After which, I got her to teach it Jare as a revision.

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