Thursday, April 19, 2012

Main Idea Anyone?

Whew, this has been a crazy past couple weeks-minus Spring Break last week-but the ones before were crazy, wild and I felt just like a little hamster on a wheel. The only problem was the wheel was spinning so fast I couldn't keep up! LOL

Main Idea Mania

The reason for this blog is so I can share a packet I won from a giveaway from Heather Perkins at Second Grade Perks.  It was the Main Idea Mania packet and let me tell you, it has been such a great activity to use with my Kindergarteners. It is so neat to watch my kids begin to grasp the new words they are learning and begin to use them in their responses to questions after I share a story with them. You really will get lots of goodies to use in your classroom!

First of all, Heather has included some posters to use as well as visuals (perfect for me) so you will know what to do with all the things included. It also includes a story written by her to help your kids show the main idea and details in the story. There is also a cute art activity (WITH ALL THE CUTE PATTERNS) that could be used as a bulletin board or wall display that goes along with the story-it is too cute! I can't wait to get ours done so I can show how it turned out! But that is not all, there is a game, cut and paste activity as well as another visual art activity to help kids understand the main idea and supporting details in stories. I really cannot tell you enough great things about this packet.

I know you will enjoy using it with your kids as much as I have. Although I teach Kindergarten, the packet was very easy to modify and bring down to their level of understanding. Thank you Heather for giving me the opportunity to help my students learn about main ideas and supporting details in such a fun and easy way! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

... Glitter Words
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