I don't know about you, but Main Idea is a tough one to teach to kiddos. My file on this concept has remained super skinny and I have always had a hard time wrapping my brain around how I want to deliver this to my babes. Well, last Monday had a "ah-ha" moment while driving to school (I took feverish notes on the back of my checkbook) and was able to create something that finally made sense to me.
I thought this would be a quick little pack, but it ended up being 70 pages. It shocked me because I am much more of a "short story" writer :) However, once I started, one thing marched on to another . . .
As I created this pack, I tried to put my myself in my kiddos' shoes. Will this make sense to them? Is it meaningful? Is challenging, but not too hard? Will they enjoy this? Yes, my brain pretty much chatted with itself throughout the entire creation process!
I tried very hard to offer multiple versions of each activity so that it was beneficial for grades 1-3. They all come with dotted and non-dotted lines and many offer multiple ways to run with the activity or game. (The photo below shows only a handful of the pages in the pack.)
Oh, and yes, that is another silly hat. If you have followed me long enough you know that I LOVE me some crazy "wearable work!" My friends were teasing me and asked if my hubby takes all of the modeling photos. Yup, he finds his inner photog and shoots away! I need to add the fool to the bankroll . . .
I couldn't let you get all the way down here without offering up a little goodie (especially after having to look at my dippy as all get out mug). So, here's a little practice page that I created for this pack. If you like what you see, check out all the deets on my new Main Idea Packet.
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On a final note today . . . don't forget that my mega Good Morning Work Bundles are on deep discount for the next few weeks. If you buy in now, you save $13/pack and get yo-self a years worth of warm-up work (August-June).
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I have a four hour meeting at school later this morning (barf-a-roon-ee) and I better get to lesson planning before I have to jet on out of here. Have a great Sunday y'all . . . I'll see you soon.