Thursday, September 29, 2011
We have been working on sorting for the last three weeks. I start our sorting unit out with shapes. It's the easiest thing for my students to sort. These pictures show how two of my students sorted their shapes: by color and by shape. Other things I do for sorting include buttons. Who has read "My Button Box"? It's a great book. You read it to the kids and then give them a handful of buttons to sort. This is much more difficult for them but so great!
This is an idea I got from pinterest. I love pinterest!! Thanks to TheTeacherWife for introducing me to it! But the kids have to draw a picture of something that goes with each of the senses. So there's five sections that say: I see, I hear, I smell, I taste, I touch, and then students draw a picture for each one. It was pretty fun! Higher students can actually write the words that go along with their pictures. Lower students can just write the first letter that their pictures state with.
I love this activity! I send a hand picture home with each of my students and they have to attach something that they like to touch and bring it back with their homework. Then we make a quilt out of it and talk about each one. So much fun!