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Natalie and her little sister, Coco, found an old trunk in the attic. They decided to explore the contents of the trunk. It had baseball cards, three hats, four pair of gloves, five books, two photo albums, one pair of boots and two hairbrushes.

The girls want to organize the objects into two groups of things that are alike. Help them sort the objects and explain how you created the two groups.

Think about different ways you could split these items up into two groups. How are some items similar to some yet different to others?

Out of these items, what are some things a person would look at? On the other hand, what are some of the things a person would use to get ready or wear when going somewhere?

Answers may vary.

Sort the photos, basketball cards, and books together in one group as things you can read or look at. Sort the hairbrush, boots, and pairs of gloves together in a different group as things you can wear or use to get ready to go somewhere.