We sorted the rest of the Beanie Babies today. The breakdown for the other 5 animal families is below. The students were able to use some of our math terms to identify which animal family had the most- Mammals with 148, which family had the least- the fish family with 4, which groups were equal (or the same as)- the amphibian and insect families with 5 each. We were also able to compare an the students told me that there were fewer reptiles than birds. We did a lot of grouping, 1 to 1 correspondence, counting 10 100 by tens and we also categorized the animals based on the animal characteristics. There was a lot of math and science happening in this lesson!