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Hannah's Collections
by Marthe Jocelyn

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Hannah loves to collect things and every collection is her favorite. Hannah doesn’t know if she can pick just one collection to bring with her to school. Explore Hannah’s collections and find out how she decides to show off her collections at school.

Resources for Hannah's Collection:
Full Book Review (English)
Full Book Review (Spanish)
Brief Book Review (English)
Brief Book Review (Spanish)

**Spanish Version Coming Soon!

Which collection will Hannah show her class?

Math Connections:

  Sorting                 Classifying

  Counting              Number Recognition

Activities To Do Together:

  • Sorting objects begins with learning about attributes. An attribute is a property or trait of an object. Talk about attributes with your child.

  • Explore attributes with your child by sorting their toys. See how many groups you can make.

  • Once your child is comfortable sorting by one attribute they can move on to sorting by two or more attributes. Encourage them to sort toys or other objects by two shared attributes, in which each group has two things in common (this group of objects is red and soft and this group of objects is blue and square shaped). Ask them to regroup the items based on three or four attributes. Explore how many different groups they can make.

  • Use different containers for sorting. For example, a muffin tin can be a great container for sorting objects. Assign each cup a different attribute and find objects that have that property or trait to put into the cup.

Extension Questions:

  1. What is a collection? Do you have one? How could you sort it? What other collections have you seen?

  2. What other ways can Hannah sort her collections?

  3. How would you sort 10 rocks? 15 buttons? 200 popsicle sticks?

  4. What are some ways you can sort your clothes?

Vocabulary for Building Math Concepts:  

5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 19, 43, 153, all, counted, few, first, many, more, one, patterns, row, shapes, size, smallest, sorted, tallest, triangles, two dozen