So many basic skills begin with sorting. Without us thinking about
it, our brains are always sorting what we see. Green trees, red
cars, brown dogs, letters, numbers, etc. Deliberate sorting
activities are a concrete way to give young learners opportunities to observe and take notice of recognizable characteristics or attributes and encourage them to define and organize what they see. This crucial skill is a foundational building block for reading, writing, and math.
Graphing is not a Common Core objective per say, but graphing
provides opportunities to practice skills needed to develop
complete understanding of number sense, problem solving,
modeling with math, and looking for and making use of structure.
Sorting by attributes.
One to one correspondence.
Counting to tell how many.
Comparing numbers… which has more? Less? Equal?
Attending to precision when counting.
Graphing is a foundational building block for organizing information in
a meaningful way.
Included in this resource:
Clean, simple design for efficient, effective and engaging centers
for little learners.
“I can” card (mini anchor chart) for sorting
Sorting mats (differentiated) for sorting 2, 3 or 4 different groups of objects. 6 different colors of each (18 total)
Developmental explanation for the rationale of sorting and sorting suggestions
“I can” card (mini anchor chart) for graphing
Graphing mats with 4 columns and 10 rows. (6 different colors)
Developmental explanation for the rationale of graphing and
Please note.. you will need small objects to count and sort for this activity.
Print desired number of copies of each page. Laminate. Gather small manipulatives
for sorting and graphing
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