Spiders {and a quick giveaway}

Whew!! Last week definitely threw me for a loop! We had dress up days for the high school's homecoming, so it was a little crazy from the beginning.
Tuesday, we began learning all about spiders and had so much fun! We used this cute spider to chart our schema, new learning, and misconceptions.
We painted a small and large paper plate black to create a spider then carefully added 8 legs and 8 eyes. We added a new fact we learned to the center of the spider.
We also read The Very Busy Spider and sequenced the animals that came to visit the spider. We made sure to go back and check the book to make sure our sequencing was correct.  I let me kids write the word 'the' on the chart since it's one of our words we're working on. This is from my Fall Sequencing Pack. :)



 Wednesday, we went on a field trip to Landmark Park, which is an old farm, where the kids learn about agriculture and life in the past. We had a blast!
Then, when I got home, I found this pitiful baby burning up with a fever. A trip to urgent care, a flu test {which is horrible for a baby!!}, and a prescription for Tamiful later, we came home late Wednesday night and I had to miss school Thursday.
Why are sleeping babies the sweetest things ever???
Friday, I was able to go back to school, which was hectic since we had early release for homecoming. We managed to make our spider hats and eat a cute spider snack we made with 2 ritz crackers, peanut butter, pretzel sticks, and mini chocolate chips.


We also did lots of fun math with spiders from Deeanna's pack, but it was so crazy, I didn't snap any pictures.
If you're still planning your spider unit {or want to get some stuff for next year}, Deeanna and I would love to give away our spider packs. You can win her Spider Math and my Spider Language Arts Centers by making sure to follow both our blogs and leaving a comment below {make sure to leave your email!}.


We had Fall Break Monday and Tuesday of this week and although it was disappointing that the dang flu cancelled our plans, it was nice to have a break at home!! We're learning about pumpkins this week and I can't wait to share our fun!

31 comments

  1. I follow both your blogs! These spider units look super cute and fun!!!

    Jennifer
    lofgrenj@vail.k12.az.us

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  2. I love both your blogs! higgystyx@yahoo.com

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  3. I would LOVE to win these cute spider units. craigheadra@verizon.net
    Annette C. :)

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  4. I follow both your blogs. I would LOVE to win!! brittanitinsley85@gmail.com

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  5. I am doing spiders in my class next week so I would love to win your packets!!! I am excited to follow Deeanna's blog now. She has some great ideas for kindergarten!!!!!
    Thank you for having this giveaway,
    Michelle
    mscotese67@gmail.com
    www.mrsscotese.blogspot.com

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  6. I follow both of your blogs and would love the spider packs!

    katienussbaum87@gmail.com

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  7. Love it! I follow both!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  8. I follow both of your blogs - love love love your ideas! I would love to win your spider units - we are doing spiders for the next two weeks! Miranda
    mhoffmann@isd2397.org

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  9. I follow both of your blogs. You are both so inspirational! mgnreynolds@yahoo.com

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  10. I now follow Deeanna's blog! I followed her store, but now I follow her too!

    Thank you for the chance to win!

    Iteachkidsabc@gmail.com
    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

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  11. I follow both blogs. Thanks for the opportunity! Hope your baby is feeling better!
    ~ Amy
    ahunt@narragansett.k12.ri.us

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  12. I follow both blogs! deccles@joink.com

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  13. I follow both blogs and would love to win! We are doing a couple spider things next week. I'd love to add some more to our learning!
    Kari :)
    Karianne1120@gmail.com

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  14. I follow both your blogs. You both always have such great ideas. We are exploring spiders in 2 weeks so this would be perfect timing. Thanks for the chance to win.

    ~Laura

    luvarbon2@sbcglobal.net

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  15. I follow both of your blogs. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas. We are doing spiders next week and this would be great! Amber 5krocksblog@gmail.com

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  16. I follow both of your blogs and love them! This would be a great addition to my spider unit. The kids love learning about them!! :)

    Breanne
    breannesimons@gmail.com

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  17. I love both of your blogs and look forward to your posts!
    Maureen
    sday76@tampabay.rr.com

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  18. I love reading both of your blogs. You both inspire me!
    Michelle (mmorrow@lexington1.net)

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  19. Spiders next week! YIPPEE!! wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com 1stgradefireworks

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  20. I follow both blogs! I love all your ADORABLE ideas and all the DARLING things you create!!!
    Blessings,
    Tammy
    tam61883@comcast.net

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  21. I follow both blogs!

    rachelmd93@gmail.com

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  22. I absolutely follow both of you! Would love this!
    smontano9@cox.net

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  23. I am sorry about your baby., I hope he's better. My oldest had a fever last night. :-(

    I follow you and will start following Deeanna.
    Kcburlinski@gmail.com

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  24. I now follow you both! Loving your schema chart!! Too cute! :)
    Kelly

    kellymchaffie@hotmail.com

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  25. Love these units! I love all of your things!
    Michelle (mmorrow@lexington1.net)

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  26. These look great and I love anything you and Deanna make. :)

    erica_crowder0612@yahoo.com

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  27. Love both of these units! I have been following both of your blogs for over a year now. Love all of the creative things you both do! :-) ~Crystal
    chatziyianis@gmail.com

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  28. omg THESE will be wonderful for next year! jkroske@gmail.com

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  29. I seriously LOVE your spider anchor chart. Your kiddos look like they had a ball!!

    jeannie
    Kindergarten Lifestyle

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