Saturday, October 19, 2013

Spider Week!!

Another fun week in October!! This week was all about Spiders!! We had a fun, jam packed week with lots and I mean LOTS of activities about spiders! We learned about spiders in math, literacy, and writing! We also made lots of crafts and even made some yummy spider treats! Check out our fun week!
We practiced sorting pictures by their beginning sounds

We started focusing on the number 8. This was perfect since we were going to be learning about spiders who have 8 legs and 8 eyes! We rainbow wrote 8, filled it in with cheerios, and practice writing and finding the number 8.

We also practiced making AB patterns with 8 spiders. I would mix up the spiders and the students would help put them into an AB pattern.
(All mixed up)
 (AB pattern!)

We discussed what 'schema' is and wrote down our 'schema' about spiders. I then read a nonfiction book 'National Geographic Kids: Spiders'. We wrote down our new learning about spiders.

We also made an informational chart about spiders

We practiced counting out spiders on a web 1-8

We read a math mini reader to practice counting out 1-8 spiders


We practiced more AB patterns and then started working on our spider books. We did one page of our book today.

We completed our own informational writing using our anchor chart from yesterday.

Then we made a spider to go with our writing.

We started our poem of the week: 'The Itsy Bitsy Spider' and made an anchor chart to go with the poem.

We practiced put spiders in order 1-8

We practiced making AB patterns and counting out to 8 on a number line.

We practiced one-to-one correspondence by making finger prints and turn them into spiders!


We reread the part in our nonfiction spider book about the spider parts. We made a spider labeling anchor chart.

We did a labeling activity for our spider books.

We love our poem 'The Itsy Bitsy Spider' and used hand motions with it today, We also made a fun flip  book to sequence the poem.

We made a class graph 'Are You Afraid of Spiders?'

Then, we recorded our data.

We practiced making AB patterns on a ten frame

We used our large spider to practice counting on. We had to determine how many more spider legs the spider needed to have 8 altogether.

We a did a math reader together to practice 
counting on to 8.

We completed another page in our spider books. I cut up black pipe cleaner for the legs.

We practiced 'The Itsy Bitsy Spider' poem by filling in the blanks in the poem with the word 'the'. Then we practiced retelling the poem by making a craft with a house, a straw, and spider rings! They were so excited that they got to keep the spider rings!

The Itsy Bitsy Spider went up the water spout

Down came the rain and washed the spider out

Out came the sun and dried up all the rain

And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again

We read 'The Very Busy Spider' and made a sequencing anchor chart

We played 'Spider Splat!' game. The kids had soooo much fun playing! There was so much laughing, smiling, fun, and learning going on! I found these super cute spider web mini carpets in the dollar section at Target and they were perfect to go with this game! I would say a sight word/letter out loud and students would have to be the first one at their table to slap the sight word/letter that I said. The first one to splat the spider gets to keep the card. The student with the most cards at the end wins! We played this a few times :)

We started the day practicing counting on a ten frame

We completed our Number 8 Board

We also completed All About the Number 8 Page

We practiced our one-to-one correspondence 1-8 with a cuter spider craft

We completed the last page of our spider book.

Each student put their pages together and I stapled on the cover of their spider book! They were so proud of their books. So was I!!!

We reread 'The Very Busy Spider' and completed a sequencing activity

We discussed how we are very busy in kindergarten just like the very busy spider. We wrote about how we are busy in kindergarten and made a cute spider web and spider to go along with our writing. I was SUPER impressed with my web making students! I was not sure how this was going to go and they did great! I used the students faces for the head of the spider :)

We played a game to practice counting objects to 0-8 and identifying numbers 0-8. Students placed 8 spider rings in a cup. They shook the cup and spilled them onto the web. They counted ONLY the spiders that landed on the web and then found the matching number and placed it on the web.

We turned our cups into spiders after we played!

We finished the week by making spider lollipops and spider Oreos!! YUM!!

You can grab my Spider Unit HERE or click on the picture below:


Some of the math activities came from my Numbers Galore 1-10 Pack! Click HERE or the picture below.

1 comment:

  1. So many wonderful ideas! Thank you so much for sharing. I am your newest follower. :)


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