# Kindergarten

### March 18th

After reading, The Hunt, students were asked various comprehension questions and completed a few activities to check for understanding of the story. Students have been doing a great job of decoding words. In order for us to read these words more fluently, students need to continue to identify the letter sounds at a faster rate. Keep practicing at home if your kindergarteners' decoding sounds choppy or labored. You can also practice some phonemic awareness skills at home by saying a word and asking your kindergartener to chop the sounds. For example, say bent then ask the kindergartener to say bent /b/ - /e/ - /n/ - /t/. You can also say the sounds and ask the kindergartener to tell you the word.

We also got our new Superkids Club book this week! We learned that Oswald is the next Supernoodle, and he is planning a picnic filled with foods that begin with the letter p. We are excited to learn more about Oswald's picnic adventure next week.

## Math

As we continue our unit on Combinations within 10, we have begun to work on word problems. Students are given a white board or worksheet, then I read the word problem to them. They need to first decide if they will need to add or subtract based on the words and clues in the word problem. After students decided if we would be adding or subtracting, I read the word problem once more. They then drew circles to represent the problem. If they were adding students would draw additional circles, but if they were subtracting students would cross out circles. They also wrote the equation and answer in the space provided. I was excited to see how many students correctly identified if we would add or subtract based on the clues in the word problem! We will continue addition and subtraction next week by giving students other strategies to use when adding or subtracting.

## Writing

We are steadily working through our how to books one step at a time. We are hoping to finish them next week! We will then begin our opinion pieces after spring break!