Spiders and Bats!

In science this week we are learning about animals and understanding different life needs and physical characteristics.  We teach this unit several times throughout the year, focusing on animals for that specific season.  So, we are learning about bats, owls, and spiders this week!  The children are all reading a nonfiction selection in their reading groups to continue to build on their understanding.

Here's a look at our week ... well, actually, just today!  With the anticipation of Hurricane Sandy, I tried to cram as much as possible into today in case we miss school!

the information we knew before we read Stellaluna this morning
Our poem for the week; check out Can Teach's website!
the tree made after reading Spinning Spiders; we'll use this as we write about spiders
two of the nonfiction books we read today
the beginning of our spider pop craft
the finished product
Tomorrow we will be reading and putting together our own spider booklets.  I just love Teacher's Helper books!
And as a thank you for reading this very long post, a freebie!  Please check out the spiders and bats activity.  The bats section includes a section using Stellaluna.  If you download, would you please leave a comment?  I'd love to know how you could use this in your classroom!


  1. Thanks for the fun freebie! Glad to be your newest follower. :) Saw a comment you made on Mrs. Stanford's post.
    Growing Firsties

  2. Hi! Your blog is adorable! We're your newest followers, we found you through Miss V's giveaway...
    Stop by and see us!

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

  3. Just came across your blog through Sara at Miss V's Busy Bees giveaway. I'm glad I did too, because I teach first grade also.



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