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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Christmas Sort

A little while back I was at the Dollar Tree when they happened to have just started putting out Christmas decorations. I'm always looking for fun little trinkets for possible learning activities. My find on this particular day was miniature Christmas ornaments. They were 2/$1, so why not? I ended up with 32 items for the girls to sort. Atalie (1) sorted them by item (all the candy canes together, all of the snowflakes together, etc). Charis (3) sorted by attributes, according to her. So she might sorted by color (so the peppermints and candy canes would have been together since they are both red and white), shape, things to eat vs. things you can't eat, purpose. The idea with letting her sort and then tell me how she sorted them is to allow for some creativity. You'd be surprised at the ways they separate the items...ways you may have not considered before.

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