Reflection: Sorting By Shape - Section 2: Presentation of Lesson


This was the first time that we did a cutting activity in math.  We have done cutting activities in reading already, so I was aware of the problems that might occur.  Many of my students this year are still working on developing their fine motor skills.  Cutting is a struggle.  For this activity, I had some pieces already cut out for some of my students.  I left the top row on for everyone so that all of the students had some cutting to do.  I was not overly concerned if some of the pieces that the students cut out were not able to be used on their papers.  I also had extra papers, which I did need for two students who ended up cutting up the whole paper.  With all of the academic content that needs to be taught in kindergarten, there is little time to no time to focus solely on skills like cutting, so it is important to use times like this to work with students on cutting and give them the opportunity to practice even if it takes a little time away from the actual lesson being taught.

  Cutting Worksheet
  Cutting Worksheet
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Sorting By Shape

Unit 1: Comparing and Sorting Objects
Lesson 6 of 17

Objective: Students will be able to compare objects and sort objects by shape.

Big Idea: Sorting is an important foundational skills for kindergarten students to learn. Using attribute blocks to sort by shape helps students practice comparing objects and prepares them to sort measurable attributes.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Critical Area, sorting
  50 minutes
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