We read many books about Fall. Our favorite
book was Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. The students
learned about the life cycle of a spider while reading about
Charlotte. This inspired many students to research spiders
during independent study time. They used non-fiction books like
Outside and Inside Spiders to research more about spiders. Then
each child organized their facts using Kidspiration. As a final
product, they wrote a poem about spiders using the Important
Here are some of the poems:
thing about spiders is that spiders make silk most of their
Fishing spiders hang over water catch insects!
The tarantula is one of the biggest spiders in the world.
Most spiders lay about 100 eggs.
But, the most important thing about spiders is spiders make silk most for
thing about spiders is that spiders make webs to catch food.
Some spiders that build web traps stay on the webs' hub to catch
Spiders use silk to protect their eggs.
Spiders depend on their silk to keep them safe.
But, the important thing about spiders is that spiders make webs to catch
Here are the Texas Essential Knowledge and
Skills (TEKS) that relate to this project:
LA 2.20c Take simple notes from relevant
LA 2.20d Compile noted into outlines
Science 2.6d Observe and record the functions of animal parts
Science 2.8a Identify characteristics to living organisms
Science 2.9a Identify external characteristics of different
kinds of animals that allow their needs to be met Technology 2.1
b Start and exit programs, as well as, create, name and save