Monday, July 8, 2013

Things that....

I am going to show my age here when I ask if anyone remembers that game show "Pyramid"?  In the winner's circle, you had categories like "Things that are round" and the celebrity contestant had to offer words and phrases to the player to get them to guess the category without telling them what it was.  For example, they might say, "A tire, a pizza, a plate..." and the celebrity would have to keep giving examples until the contestant said "Things that are round."  Then they would move onto a different category and do the same thing.

Well, this game is perfect for teaching the Kindergarten math standard MD 3: Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort by count.  I am still working on how to make this game show idea work in the classroom, but I have a new freebie that is based on this concept.  You have six different categories to choose from: Farm, School, Beach, Kitchen, Forest, and Playground.  You can choose which categories you want the students to sort.  You place the header cards at the top of the pocket chart, and the students can sort each card into the correct category on the pocket chart.  There are even two worksheets that you can use as practice once they have completed the sort.

Here's the TpT link to the freebie and some pictures.


  1. Thank you! I just downloaded it and I love it! I can't wait to use it!


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