Spiders (day 1 and 2)
What a long weekend! I’m so glad it’s over! Between the wedding and my nephew’s birthday (which was the best by the way), I am wiped out! So much so, that I got the flu somewhere in there and stayed home today! Fun!
Yesterday, we began our unit on Spiders (they give me the creepy crawlies, but hey, it’s for the kids!). Now normally, I would have used my Mystery Box with some plastic spiders inside of it to get things started, but since I felt icky, I just told them what we were going to learn about this week.
We began by making a KWL chart to list things we knew and wanted to know about spiders (I’ll post pictures tomorrow). I then used my much loved Shared Reading With Big Books book and introduced the big book “I Love Spiders” to the children. We took our picture walk and then read the story together. After that, we started our Predictable Chart, “Spiders…”. Then of course we had to read a story–“Be Nice to Spiders” which the children just loved. Check it out if you are able!
During our math time, we completed Patten Block Spiders. This time, I had the children color in the shapes. Today, they are graphing their results. We also added lots of things to our compost bin and you can really see the work that the worms are doing! Everything is very moist in the box and the worms were busy this weekend crawling up the sides of the compost bin and laying some eggs (I think that’s what they do anyway–still reading about that part!). So we will have baby worms soon! The children love to help me turn the compost and check out what was what in the bin!
Tomorrow, we will start heavily into patterning–I have candy corn to help get things started, they always enjoy that!
I will post photos tomorrow, if I am well enough to go back! Feeling better by the minute so it looks good!
Get those flu shots!