Big Idea:Before students can sort objects, they need to know the concepts "same" and "different," which can be tricky in the beginning in kindergarten. This foundational lesson provides concrete opportunities to practice and social learning opportunities.
Big Idea:A part of the sorting and classifying standard that can be overlooked relates to assigning a number count to a group of similar objects. This lesson helps students find similar groups and practice counting and relating numbers to their sorted groups.
Big Idea:Once kids get the basics of sorting down--sorting by color, for example, sorting 1 way is what students think of as sorting. This partner activity gets kids working together to see different ways to sort!