EEKKK!!! Spiders!!!

Do you teach about creepy, crawly creatures in your classroom??!!  I may not teach science, but I sure do love to integrate nonfiction books about animals any and every chance I get.  This will be my 5th year to teach about spiders, and now I'm more excited than ever because I finally have a go-to resource with all of my favorite spider activities!  I take two weeks in October (but really you don't have to do it around Halloween... it just works for us!) and devote those two weeks to SPIDER WEEK(s).  We learn all kinds of interesting facts while also working on identifying details, distinguishing facts from opinions, discussing fiction vs. nonfiction, compiling research, and presenting research about a specific spider type.  We describe, sort, classify, and write our little hearts away!  So, without further talking, I introduce my newest unit... EEKKK!  Spiders
You can find all of the above and lots more HERE!
And, here are the books I just ordered from Amazon to help make our learning a bit more fun!
We have tomorrow off, but I can't wait to get back to the classroom on Tuesday!  This is by far my favorite time of year in the classroom!!!


Courtney B said...

This looks amazing, Amy! Enjoy your day off!

Teaching Eternity said...

This looks great. I'm not sure if my second grade teachers do a spider unit, but if they do I'll definitely be sharing it with them. I especially love the craft with writing!
Thanks for sharing

Lory's Page said...

Wow! You make something I HATE look like something I want to do :)

Kristen Ryan said...

I love this post! Thanks for sharing all of these fabulous ideas! I can't wait for my kinders to make this craft!