During spider week, we learned that spiders have 8 legs. We got very good at counting to 8. We made spider hats and each spider had to have 8 legs.
We also learned that spiders spin webs so they can catch bugs to eat for their dinner. We made beautiful spider webs one day. This is one of Mrs. Jennifer's favorite crafts. Mrs. Jennifer drew the web on the black paper with a white crayon and then each child had to use a paintbrush to paint the lines of the web with glue.
After we painted our webs, we had to sprinkle the glitter onto the glue.
Didn't our webs turn out so beautiful?!
Of course, after we made our webs, we had to make spiders to go in them. We used the number 8 as our spider body and glued 8 legs onto our spider.
Mrs. Jennifer added a pipe cleaner handle so we could make our spiders crawl.
We made our spiders crawl all over the room. They even crawled up Mrs. Jennifer's baby belly!
This week we are learning about spooky spiders. We have learned that spiders start with "s." Some of our centers this week were:
Matching colored flies to the colored dots on the spider web
Playing a game with friends. We had to roll the dice and count spaces for our spiders to crawl so they could be the first one to get to the fly in the web. Yong Suk is matching upper case and lower case spiders to the correct web.
Sofie is counting out spiders on a web. She has to match the right number of spiders to the correct web.
Mathias is making a palydoh spider with straws for the legs.
During Parent Teacher Conferences, we had the joy of staying at school for an extra long day. I decided we needed to do something special to keep us going for the day. The kids had so much fun splatter painting outside that I thought we should try it again. I hung paper on the wall and placed one on the ground. We had 9 different colors to paint with and we had to take turns using different colors. I thought we would only last for about 10 minutes but the kids painted for over 25 minutes easy, some painting for about 45 minutes!!! I never knew had such talented artists. I guess this is something we are going to have to do again.
Lonne is definitely a painter. He went to play for a little while and then came back a second time to make sure all the white spots were filled in.
Check out our masterpeices! They are gorgeous!! We have the bottom one left at the ELC if anyone wants it for their office!