Thursday, October 6, 2011

Ball Sort- Ordinal Numbers

Out of all the lost material, this was one of the hardest to loose because Balls are a great part of our life. This material fits are family so well and Lil A picked it up quickly. The original material was presented out on the lawn in front of the neighborhood children, who joined in for some of the activities. Those pictures were amazing! (all the sweet faces) I directed Lil A to sort the balls from smallest to largest, she did it quickly with no assistance. However, when I gave her the cards (3-part) it became a little more trickier. This is just one proof that pictures are not a replacement for the real tangible object. Then we verbally labeled the balls by it's ordinal number in the line up. Later, on another day we talked about the numbers on the cards and the letter behind them. We will revisit this often, I am sure she won't mind, the cards came out so colorful and bright. We also made these bean bag balls with neighbors, my Beloveds almost did not get a chance to make one because there were so many other kids who wanted a chance to make their own. I think anything that involves balloons, beans, and balls- our B words- is a sure winner!

Yes, I came up with the idea of sorting the balls we had before
the ordinal number cards came to mind, so the cards reflect
the balls we had.

The Bean Bag ball we made has broken since the time we made it and wiffle (Golf Ball) is missing action, lol.

I didn't make these into three part card because I was more concerned with Lil A's ability to tell the size difference.

We love our balls!

The Ball books were another material I made to accompany the cards. It involves all different types of balls in black and white to color and glue onto the book page with the name of the ball already printed. I also made one of the infamous folders to store the ball cards.

You can't just talk about balls, you have to play ball also!

I love that one of our favorite baseball buddies made it in the background :)

Humble Dad is the greatest announcer and score keeper.
One of her favorite Sand Lot friends.

This is part of our mini unit studies as we go through the alphabet for our ABC of the Quran adventure. Letter B is represented by Boat, BallButton, Butterfly, Ballerina, Bridge, & the Quran B is for Bird which tells the story of how God showed Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) His Power by using birds.

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1 comment :

  1. Great activity! It's sad that you lost your lovely printables. I love the way you connected the activity with your family's love of baseball! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page:


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