At the end, we graphed who likes spiders and who doesn't. I got these spider webs from Kmart years ago when they were on clearance!
I had every student write their names on a spider and we taped them to the webs.
On the top half of the paper they drew a spider.
On the bottom half, I taught them to draw a spider web.
I taught K-5- most of them didn't know how to make one!
So I had a brilliant idea for the 4th and 5th graders-
instead of just drawing the parts of the web, all they started with was the
" t and x"and for the other parts, they had to write facts.
I think it turned out fab-u-lous!!!!
So did the students!
I often struggle with finding so many awesome ideas and with such a limited time (15 mins.)
I can't get everything in. So I had a "lightbulb" moment.
I had different groups do different things!
I made this chart:
Then the students created this:
We discussed how spiders eat their prey.
Each child used:
Web (paper plate)
Insect (sugar cube)
Never use more water than we can clean up!
This one actually looked like a spider!!
Here is our venom:
We graphed who liked spiders and who did not.
Here is a close up.
I had each child write their name on a spider.
I truly don't like spiders, but always pick to teach about them!
Then I added vel-cro dots. It isn't that cute, but it works! I laminated a sheet of card stock.
I was inspired by this guided reading chart.
I take all of the ASP girls to the YMCA on Friday's, and my paper chart was driving me nuts! So I made this. I have bus buddies. I paired up the little kids with the older kids. I try to have someone also be my assistant. For the last few years, we have had two teachers so I had to figure something else out.
When a child leaves, I just use nail polish remover to erase their name.
This was on the SmartBoard, but we also played as pairs. So you start with say 10 pennies. Roll the number cube. Take that many pennies and put on your square. The other person rolls. To get the last of the pennies, you have to roll the exact number!
I stopped by a friend's classroom and found this awesome tool!
You can get your very own here. I love their scissors- they work wonderfully!
So I have been seeing this chart all over Pinterest- so I had to make one too- I was not coloring that bugger!! So I just used colored paper! I made the pencil dull on purpose because that's what I had handy! Just like any anchor chart, I made it with the children. The next time I make the chart, I will make in all over again!
We hung it on the wall. I was guest teaching this lesson, so I left it for the teacher. I told the kids not to tell her, just see if she notices! One very precocious child walks in the next morning and asks the teacher, of course she noticed it!
Here was a letter a student wrote to her teacher that was gone.
Dear Mrs. L,
I miss you really much, but class with Mrs. R (that's me) is awesome! I miss you more than the universe!