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Wednesday, May 19, 2010


I'm working on my schoolroom and I am not ready to post pics because it still needs sooooo much work but i think I am going to start posting some of my little tips for setting out activities for the boys. The first one is a sorting activity. I got this tray at the dollar store.
Drake(30 months) worked on this today and said that the dogs wanted to be with their friends:) So cute! When the counters are sorted you can also talk about same and different, more and less and greatest to least. When this gets boring I just switch out the counter with something new to sort:) Easy.

I collect different kinds of counters. Some are house hold things(paperclips, coins, spare keys ext.), while others I've collected from dollar stores and clearance sections. I keep them separated in sandwich sized Ziploc bags and store them in a shoebox sized plastic tub. Counters are great for sorting, patterns, more and less, adding, transferring activities, game pieces, do-a-dot pages, and more!


  1. we had done similar activities with my son, he really enjoy ıt :)

  2. I have to get one of those trays for sure! Great idea to keep all of the manipulatives in one spot! Mine are pretty scattered!
    I do really like being able to put out activities for B that he can do by himself now. Sometimes I'll put 4 at the table and he can do any that interest him but he has to stay at the table with them (otherwise all of the pieces end up all over the house).


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