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ea?" We learned that finding the main idea is like telling about the "big idea" of the story. I created another anchor chart to help my kiddos and remind them what it was all about. We practiced finding the big idea together. I read the book "Fred and Ted Go Camping" by Eastman (a great fit for our camping unit) and each kiddo had to write down what he/she thought the big idea was. We talked about answering who. what, where, why, how, etc. Most of them got it!! Then they had to get one of…


main idea. This is cool. Kids could all write thoughts on sticky notes and then put them on the big bulb in large group time.


The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2 who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.

from Scholastic Teachers

Finding The Message: Grasping Themes in Literature


What's the Big Idea?: activity to have students explore artworks. I display an artwork on the Smart Board and they get a post-it. After observing the work for several minutes they speculate what the Big Idea is. It is a quick snapshot of their overall thinking and observation skills. After they stick their post-it to the light bulb we discuss the results for a few minutes.

from Whole Foods Market

Passover: How to Prepare for Your Seder

What's on your Seder plate? Between the Seder plate, symbolic meal, and staying within the kosher for Passover rules, by the time I sit down to that first bite of gefilte fish, I let out a big sigh of relief. But this doesn’t have to be the case! Whether you are serving a meal for 4 or 40, planning ahead and picking delicious recipes can ensure an enjoyable experience. Here are a few tips to Seder success.