Hehehe - get it??
Instead of Hot off the Press?
It's Hot off the web....
because it's ALL about SPIDERS!!!
October is my most favorite month of the year!!
I JUST LOVE IT!!
Well, I don't really like the whole candy aspect in school - but I love teaching about spiders and bats and having fun with the writing I can do during Halloween week...SO FUN!
I even got married in October.
back to spiders..
or rather, Arachnids.
This weekend, I have spent compiling all the activities I do into one unit (well...two, really).
The literacy unit is SO AWESOME! lol...
No, seriously, I love it!
Tons of things going on here - check it out:
This pack is GREAT to help you teach your spider unit!
Fact/Opinion Centers with recording sheet
Spider Sentences: sorting between the three different types of sentences - has the option to either write the type of sentence or write out the sentence with the correct punctuation.
All About Arachnids: Compare and contrast arachnids and insects - has header cards for class venn diagram as well as sentences to sort in whole group. There is a student version and either the option for the students to write in the venn diagram or cut and paste sentences into the venn diagram. There is a writing extension for the compare and contrast.
A tree map for arachnids, and a student book to write out the facts they have in their tree map.
-Label a Spider/Arachnid - different versions - just a label page or the option to do a label page with a caption that the students write.
- A spider craft that they use to write they facts they learned throughout the unit.
My kids LOVE this unit each year!
And since I do love "theming" my lessons - across the curriculum, I also did a Spidey Math Pack too!
Included in this pack:
Adding up Flies: using ten frames to solve addition problems. There is also the option to extend the activity and have the students sort the math problems if their sum is even or odd.
Eight Spider Facts: each sum has eight addition problems that match it. For an extension, you have the option of having four addition and four subtraction problems for the students to sort.
Time Flies: Matching the time; hour and half hour
Skipping Spiders: counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s.
ok - so, that's it for now.