This week in reading we are learning about identifying main idea and details. Main idea and details can be one of those concepts that is tough for little learners annnnd not so exciting to teach. To get my students excited, I packed our reading time with lots of hands on and interactive learning.
We started off watching this Brain Pop Jr video about Main Idea. Next, I gave each of my table groups different picture cards (details).
Their table groups worked together and discussed what the main idea would be based on their cards (details). Once the groups had their main idea, they walked around the room and taped their details to the poster that had the matching main idea.
As a quick review before starting our next activity, I had them tell me what the main idea would be with these detail cards.
We also did this I’m Puzzled activity to practice main idea and details. They had to find their matching details…
and decide what the main idea would be based on their details. They glued their details down, wrote what they were,…
While I’m sitting at OT for little P, I thought I’d share a fine motor activity with y’all! 😬 I’ll be doing preschool with him at home next year (his daycare got torn up by a storm🌪) and fine motor + alphabet are two things we’ll be hitting all year. So, I wanted to incorporate as much of both into one activity as I could. 💪 These lacing cards are going to work his little fingers all while learning the alphabet and letter sounds. 🍎 These (+ several other fine motor mats) are available in my store! // Link below 💜💜 www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Alphabet-Activities-Lacing-Letter-Mats-Fine-Motor-Lacing-Card...... See MoreSee Less
A few years ago I used this Friend-Diagram activity with my students to teach compare and contrast! I always love how they turn out! It’s FREE on the blog and I re-shared it in my Weekly Recap (several weeks ago) on the blog, too! Hope you can use it! Link here 👉 // smittenwithfirstblog.com/weekly-recap-3/... See MoreSee Less
Sticky Tables was a class favorite years ago! It gets kiddos up and moving!! 🤩 It works with multiple subject areas/standards and can also be used for informal assessments! 👍 My last post showed how to use it with skip counting and here I show it used with subitizing/number sense, ABC order, and handwriting practice. See previous post for directions on how to play 💜💜 ... See MoreSee Less
Re-sharing this skip counting number lines activity from years ago! 👉 Skip counting from any given number is such an important skill for our little ones - not just reciting 2,4,6,8,etc! Here's how we did it! Put sticky notes on the table, each student chooses one sticky note to start off with and then they just fill in the boxes using an expo marker on their desk! You could even use washi tape to create the number lines! ... See MoreSee Less