Thursday, September 11, 2014

Main Idea

Tomorrow is Friday my friends! This has only been my second week back in the classroom {last week we were in Houston for our angel baby’s surgeries}, and I am in need of a 2 day nap like non other! I need some serious sleep y’all. Like for real.

This week we have been learning all about main idea, what it means, how to find it, and all that good stuff. Last year we started off with this, but this year, I wanted to change it up a bit. I don’t know about y’all, but Moby from Brain Pop Jr is HUGE in my room! He always makes the kids giggle! To get things going, we watched his main idea video. Afterwards, we read Dog Breath by Dav Pilkey! We found lots of details along the way, and then discussed the main idea of the story.


  The kids then worked in partners to complete their very own Hally Tosis and wrote about the main idea and one detail from the story.

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In math, we have been learning about the different types of graphs so we threw that in with reading to see how many friends would want Hally as their pet.


You can find the Hally craft below for free! This book is also great for teaching problem/solution and good hygiene!

Slide6  I would love to hear how you teach main idea in your classroom!

And, before I go,….because you all know how much I love to find a cute and cheap top for my closet, I must share how fabulous this online store is that I came across.

Poppy and Dot!

I snagged this insanely adorable kimono for cheap!

Slide5 Don’t forget to let me know how you teach main idea in your room!


  1. Oh I LOVE Moby! I swear he sometimes teaches better than I do! ;)

  2. That is the cutest creativity! What a great way to reinforce main idea!