Sunday, October 21, 2012

Spiders! Ahh!

I am TERRIFIED of all kinds of creepy crawly things! Spiders, insects, lizards, snakes....Yuck!! But, for some reason I LOVE teaching about spiders :)
We have had a blast this week learning about spiders. We only finished our first week, so we still have another week to go and my kids continue to impress me with the knowledge that they have gained!
We started the unit off by 'splashing' some vocab words onto our Word Splash. I use the Word Splash all year and students love helping me 'splash' on new words. I read the words with them, but I don't tell them what the words mean. Their job is to recognize the words as I am reading. After we read a word we will go over the meaning :)
Then the students helped me label the parts of a spider. They also completed their own labeling sheet during morning centers.
As we read more non-fiction spider books, we are continuing to add on to our comparison chart. The children are loving this chart! I have one for the students to complete at centers when we are finished with our whole group chart.
We also made these precious spiders! They look adorable hanging in my room!! The girls have a bow in their hair and the boys have a bow tie :)
All of these activities and MUCH more can be found in my spider unit. I know I am a little delayed on adding this to TPT so it is on SALE :) You can check it out by clicking on the image below.


  1. Looks great!

    Heather (

  2. This is too cute!! And absolutely perfect for when we do spiders!!

    The Daily Alphabet

  3. Darling spiders. Your spider activities all look terrific.
    Granny Goes to School

  4. You, my dear, are FABULOUS!! Love the little spider craft--she is way too cute!!

    First Grade and Fabulous

  5. Love it! Too cute

  6. Is there any way to get the spider craft by itself or your have to buy the whole pack?

  7. Lauren, I can separate it! I will try to remember to do that tomorrow! If you get a chance, email me and remind me :)

  8. I really like your word splash idea for new vocabulary! :) Very clever!