I. NATURE TALES
There’s nothing more powerful than storytelling to connect us and make sense of our world. Introduce our topic with our read-aloud, Sophie’s Masterpiece by Eileen Spinelli, and related discussion.
Enrich your understanding as we begin to explore what spiders look like, their anatomy, and lifecycle with our illustrated lesson guides, vintage posters, and a variety of activities.
Bring out your ‘looking glass’ and delve deeper into spider adaptations. Learn how silk is created and different web designs. Dive into synthetic silk inventions, catch webs, and weave our own. Explore the amazing hydraulic system behind spider movement and create a ‘traveling’ spider craft!
IV. POETRY & ARTS
Enjoy a related poetry study (with copywork), art study, music study, and folklore.
Learn about Louise Bourgeois as we create our own spider sculptures out of foil. Bake delicious spider cookies for our poetry and tea celebration.
VI. ON THE TRAIL
These nature study activities will take you outside as you learn how spiders are different from insects, head out on a Spot the Spider Scavenger Hunt, and record our observations in our new Spider Nature Journal.
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