My class is a Kindergarten class in which students receive instruction on only Reading, Writing, and Math concepts. For my final project, I plan to write a lesson focusing on sorting objects into groups and comparing the size of the groups.
Students will be introduced to the concept of sorting objects by their properties by listening to a read-aloud of the book Sort It Out! by Barbara Mariconda. Then they will have the opportunity to sort objects as a class using the interactive SmartBoard. Next, students will work with a partner to sort objects into two separate groups. Lastly, students will work on their own to use their iPads to take pictures of objects around the school. The teacher will collect the pictures of the objects and print out copies for individual students to sort. Students will work independently to sort picture cards of objects into groups on their tabletops and compare the groups to figure out if the groups have more, less, or the same number of objects. Once students have sorted the objects on their tabletops, they will use their iPads to take a video of themselves with their sorted collections explaining how they sorted the objects on their tabletop and defending how they know if each group has more, less or the same number of objects as the other groups. Here are some possible resources that I found that might work for my lesson: From a resource portal: Name/Title of the resource: Sorting Smartboard Interactive URL: http://exchange.smarttech.com/details.html?id=e91da7fd-60b0-45d0-b9c0-c404ac1f78de http://exchange.smarttech.com/details.html?id=5ec37786-bb14-4c1b-aaee-c6570aac5106 How I found it: I found this interactive on Smart Exchange. I used the “Standards-aligned” search feature to find an interactive that matched the standards for my lesson. How I might use it in my final project: I would use this in my final project as a whole-group activity to encourage my students to think about different rules you could follow for sorting objects. I would also have my students count the objects after we sort them to get them to practice counting sets of objects. What standards does the resource address?: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.MD.B.3 Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count. From my PLN: Name/Title of the resource: Sorting Activities URL: http://mrsriccaskindergarten.blogspot.com/2012/09/sorting- activities.html?m=1 How you found it: I found this resource on a blog “Mrs. Ricca’s Kindergarten” that I recently added to my PLN. How I might use it in my final project: I really like the idea of sorting with a common object like shoes. It would be really interesting to do this as a whole group to discuss the different observed properties of the shoes, and it would also be interesting to discuss how to decide to sort a shoe that has many different properties. What standards does the resource address?: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.MD.B.3 Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count. From a google search: Name/Title of the resource: Sorting Materials Sorting with Hampshire URL: http://www.education.com/game/sorting-objects-materials/ http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/sort-game.html How I found it: I found this resource on google using the keywords “object sort interactive.” How I might use it in my final project: I would have students play these games individually on their iPads or chromebooks during math centers to get individual practice with sorting objects by their properties. What standards does the resource address: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.MD.B.3 Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.
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Elizabeth Dora
11/21/2016 09:58:14 am
I think both of your sources are great, I could see you being able to use both of these sources together! Because you are able to use the smart board, you eliminate a lot of extra side things that the students do not need. Probably by the time you teach this lesson, the students will have been familiar with how to use the smart board. I was thinking to that if you use the smart board sorting activity, because only one child can be on the board at a time, you can use this a informal or formative assessment to see how students are understanding the concept.
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Rebecca Wittebols
11/27/2016 12:40:27 pm
Elizabeth, I totally agree. I want to make sure that all of my students get a chance to work with the smart board, so I think I might do this sorting activity as a math center instead so that all of my students can work in smaller groups where they can get the time to work with the smart board on their own. If I do this, I would also have to make sure that I can somehow monitor the activity to see if my students are successful at sorting the objects into categories. If I don't observe them, I am afraid that I won't be able to work with them to work out any mistakes that they make in sorting. I think that if I do this activity, I would also want to incorporate some kind of group discussion of the reasons that they have for sorting the objects the way that they do.
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Sarah Castle
11/21/2016 09:04:48 pm
I love your sorting resources! We've been working through sorting activities in our kindergarten classroom lately and I can see our students using some of these. I did notice that the online math learning website was kind of confusing to navigate. Do they have an IPad app? Knowing kindergarten it will be easier to direct the students learning when they don't have to navigate an actual website.
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Rebecca Wittebols
11/27/2016 12:47:45 pm
Sarah,
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Jason
11/29/2016 06:58:07 am
The use of the app would/should be based on the available technology. So, if you're doing a 1:1 setting, it might be helpful. If you have a cart, you'd need to get permission to install the app, which might be time consuming.
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