## Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Addition Number Stories- Day 1 - Section 2: Presentation of Lesson

Writing equations is not required in kindergarten, but it is encouraged, so I set students up with the opportunity to write an equation for their number story.  I asked some of my students who I thought were ready to read me their equation today.  See a student talking about their work here.

I found that while the words plus and equal were in there, this is still an area where we need some practice.  I also found that students were just staying things like "I drew 3 fish and 2 fish" instead of coming up with a story for their problem like in the book we read today.  Tomorrow I am going to focus on helping students come up with creative ideas for their number stories and how to correctly read an equation.

# Addition Number Stories- Day 1

Lesson 18 of 21

## Big Idea: After reading If You Were a Plus Sign, students create their own number stories by representing addition using pictures and possibly equations.

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### Christina Yingling-Smith

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