We read Show and Tell Bunnies by Kathryn
Lasky. After reading the book, we were very interested in learning
more about spiders. Some of the students in our class thought that
spiders were insects, but others said they were not. It was a good
thing that we were learning about animals in science, because we
wanted to learn so much more about them! After reading more books
and researching insects, we discovered that spiders were NOT
insects. Even though they sort of look like insects, they are really
very different. See our Kidspiration activity below!
Finally, our class thought of what Clyde might
bring to the next show and tell. We knew he would want to bring
something even better next time! We all came up with ideas and then
we chose one to write about. Here is our sequel to the book.
Show and Tell Bunnies II
It was almost time for show and tell
in Clyde's class again. Clyde was worried about what to bring this
time. For the last show and tell, he could not find anything to
Then he found a strange ball in his
basement. He took it to school and it turned out to be the best show
and tell item of all - hundreds of baby spiderlings!!
Clyde knew he would have a hard time
finding something that exciting again - but he decided to try. He
looked and looked, but couldn't find anything interesting. Then he
went upstairs to the attic. He found a spiky ball. He thought it
might bounce and be really cool, so he picked it up.
"Ouch!" he said.
He quickly and carefully put it
in a box. The next day, after he ate breakfast, he rode his bike to
school. He made sure that the ball was still in the box.
When it was his turn, he walked
to the front of the room. He was very nervous about his turn for
show and tell. Would everyone like his object this time?
On his way to the front of the
room, Clyde tripped and fell. When he did, the ball fell out of the
box and rolled across the room. Then it stopped
and....s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d! The ball was really a porcupine!!
Clyde had brought the coolest show
and tell item again. All of the children were excited and they
learned all about porcupines in class that day.
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Kidspiration Activity File
Patricia Knox & Susan Silverman - Kidspired Bunnies