Reflection: Modeling Solving Addition Number Stories- Writing the Answer Day 2 - Section 2: Presentation of Lesson


Modeling is essential in kindergarten.  I model how to sit on the carpet, how to point to the words as I read, how to put away the crayons and put the cap on the glue.  Sometime, though, I have to remember to step back and make sure that I am giving the students a chance to do things on their own.  I want to see if all the modeling was internalized and now they can do things independently.  That is the direction I needed to go with this lesson.  I have been working through the problems on the board every day as a model and while I make sure that students are doing it with their manipulatives as well, it is hard to tell if they are really listening to the word problem and solving it or just copying what I put on the board.  Today I took a step back and let the students work without a model.  I still modeled each problem before we moved on to the next one, but I gave the students plenty of time to work the problems out for themselves first. 

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Solving Addition Number Stories- Writing the Answer Day 2

Unit 8: Addition
Lesson 5 of 21

Objective: Students will be able to solve addition word problems using objects and write a numeral for the solution.

Big Idea: In order to share the answer to a word problem, it is common practice to write a numeral as the solution to the problem. In this lesson, the students will keep practicing using manipulatives to solve addition word problems but will also write the answer.

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