Spiders, Spiders, Spiders that is what we have been hearing from the children. So we found time to bring a spider to them this week.
We are lucky enough to have a teacher on campus that has a pet tarantula that we were able to baby sit for the week. Which is a big thing for me and the assistance in my classroom since we all have a spider fear.
It took everything I had to take that thing out so that they could see it up close a personal.
Note... Notice the gloves, there was no way I was touching that thing with my bare hands.
We weaved our very own spider web. After we sat under our web and watch a short clip about spider.
We made predictions about what would stick to a spider web and then tested our theory by making spider webs and dropping items on them to see if they would stick or break the web.
Work Time (Learning Centers)
Some of the children chose to go to the clay center and create their very own spiders.
While others wanted to observe and document what they saw.
They even wanted to see how long the spider skin was.
Small Group Activities
The children sorted spiders by color, discovery which group had more or less.
and made spider patterns.
Children recalled what they learned about webs and what would stick in them.
Children used spider web mats to identify, count and write numbers.
Next Week Plans will include
We practice our color recognition with this fun spider color pocket chart story.
Spicer Anchor Chart
I'm Tami Sanders creator of Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers, a blog to help teachers create magical moments for the young.