Thursday, October 31, 2013

Spiders for Halloween!

Today was Halloween and the students put the finishing touches on their spider projects!

We started learning about creepy, crawly spiders about a week ago. We started out by talking about what we already knew about spiders and wrote our thoughts on sticky notes, which we then put onto a chart. We then read a whole bunch of fiction and non-fiction books about spiders, and added the new information we'd learned to our chart. The students also made detailed diagrams about spiders and brainstormed sentences about them.

Over the last couple of days, we spent some time editing each others' work (specifically looking at capitals, finger spaces, and periods), and when all the editing was done, we wrote our good copies onto a fresh new piece of paper. The finishing product was a little story about spiders!

Today the students made their very own spiders out of paper plates, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and construction paper! Here are the final projects hanging up! :)

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