This week we has been fast and furious as we have been studying spiders. We started our spider unit by reviewing adjectives and verbs by using this chart and poem activity inspired by Cara! After making our chart, the kiddos made a sandwich poem with 3 verbs and 3 adjectives. We made spiders out of our handprints.
Before reading, “Spiders Up Close”, we began our KWL chart. As I was making the class chart, my students were recording the chart in their Reading spirals.Today, we compared Arachnids to Insects.
I have to be honest… the kids came up with a lot of questions that I was googling as they were giving us ideas haha! They actually knew a lot of information!We also read the book, “The Diary of a Spider,” by Doreen Cronin, which the kids LOVED. Seriously, they were cracking up the whole stinkin time… too dang cute! It was great because we realized that we have already learned so much about spiders. I stopped reading right before they told where the Grandpa had “flew” off to. I gave my students index cards and asked them to make a prediction about where Grandpa landed. Here are a few of their ideas:
(In a room full of vacuums, Texas, and a house in Africa)
After making predictions, we finished reading the story!
The rest of the week will be devoted to researching different types of spiders. The kiddos will break into groups and gather information about their spider. I’ll post pics of that project later!
I need your help! This summer our family is traveling to Kenya on vacation. ❤️ I am looking for picture books 1️⃣ With Settings in Africa 2️⃣ African Folktales 3️⃣ Biographies ❤️ Here are some of the ones I have. Let me know what else I need below! 👇. Before big trips I like to read lots of informational or cultural books to my two kiddos 📚 It helps get them excited and invested in the trip. #picturebooksofinstagram ... See MoreSee Less
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We’ve had a lot of hard discussions with our kids lately... especially about loving who you are and who God made you to be. Sometimes you just need a picture book to continue the discussion, so this is what we will be reading tonight: Remarkably You by Pat Zietlow Miller ❤️ Thank you to @ramonarecommends for telling me about this precious book!! #picturebooksofinstagram ... See MoreSee Less