Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sorting things Out

We're doing a St. Patrick's Day sorting/graphing activity with Lucky Charms (mom! I thought of you.. your favorite!) and I gave very few directions on how to complete it to let the kids figure out how they wanted to count them out. I'm so surprised to see each of them sorting in a different way.
One friend sorted all of them and then counted and recorded. Another friend would pick out one marshmallow kind and count and record. Then another friend went in the order they were listed and counted and sorted.
How cool! When we take away our demands, they come up with their own way to do it. None of which were the way I would have done it.
Maybe I am teaching them something!


Anonymous said...

Aren't those moments the best?! What a great teacher moment :)

Sophie Hanke said...

pretty cool blog :)

Lil' Woman said...

I bet that felt good...teaching without teaching, what a reward.