These pencil sorting mats will help get your pencil tins organized in a fun, practical way!
Do your young students worry about how many pencils they have in their tub? Do they worry about how many they have of each color? Do they get all lost and confused when you ask them to "sort out their colors"?
Print and laminate a set of these sorting mats - one for each child in your class.
Ask your students at the beginning of each week to sort and match their pencils on the mat.
Ask them to place each pencil on top of the corresponding picture. Any leftover pencils can go in a tub on your shelf called "spare pencils".
Each student should then have one pencil of each color in their pencil tub, and they have practised 1:1 correspondence while helping you to keep track of resources in the classroom.