September 9, 2013

Sorting It Out!

Sometimes science and math flow so well together! At least that was the case today. We moved straight from making groups of tens and ones into our science skill of sorting objects in a variety of ways.
If you don't know by now, I LOVE introducing concepts with the combination of an anchor chart and book!
This little cutie was inspired by Cara.
If you've never heard of this book, it is a fabulous way to introduce the concept of sorting. The little mouse has a lot of "junk" and sorts it all out based on how things are alike. It leads the kids into guessing the sorting rule with its rhyming structure. They loved it!
I put together 4 buckets and let each group decide the best way to sort their objects.
Easy, quick, and simple lesson DONE!


  1. Thanks for the sorting ideas! We are sorting this week too! Now if I could only borrow all your buttons lol!
    Rambling About Reading

  2. Thanks for the book recommendation! We just did a sorting by properties lesson and this would have been great to use.

    Tales of Frogs and Cupcakes