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Making Main Idea Fun Again!

Working with main idea can get boring, but we can all make it fun for our students no matter what!

I have posted a lot about main idea over the course of this year, mainly because my 3rd and 5th grade groups have been working with this skill. A few weeks ago, we finished working with it, but I am just now getting around to posting about it. After some work with main idea, we spent one session having a little fun!

Drawing Christmas Conclusions on Book Talk Thursday

Drawing conclusions can be a tough skill, but Jan Brett's The Animals' Santa is a perfect book to help young children with this tough concept!

Santa intrigues so many children, and they are always trying to see him. Jan Brett has brought the idea of Santa alive for the animals in the woods in her book The Animals' Santa. {Affiliate link provided to fund future book purchases.}

Get Ready for Christmas with Deals and a Giveaway!


I can't believe Christmas is almost here! It seems like just yesterday the kids were out scavenging the neighborhood for candy at Halloween! This Christmas you don't want to miss these deals from the Teachers Pay Teachers Cyber Monday (and Tuesday) sale and a giveaway at the end of this post!

Holiday Dollar Days Are Here: Character Traits Cards!

Character traits can be tricky, but you can make it fun and silly with these character traits task cards!
Thanksgiving is upon us, and that means it is time to start getting ready for good food, good times with family and friends, and good shopping! Now is the time for some really good deals on some holiday goodies that are perfect for your classroom!I have teamed up with some of my friends in the Reading Crew to bring you some holiday deals you don't want to miss. We have chosen some holiday products to put on sale for a limited time ~ November 23-26.

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