Dear Parents,

Happy Friday!

Our class has been studying spiders.  We have been reading, investigating and discussing topics such as kinds of spiders, parts of a spider, spider behavior and the different types of spider webs!  The children are thoroughly enjoying this unit!

Here are some activities you can do at home together to share in your child’s excitement for learning about spiders:

  • Set aside some time to read books about spiders, such as The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle.  Be sure to include a variety of stories, including folk tales, adventures and mysteries.  We are currently reading Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White in class.
  • Take your child on a nature hike and look for spiders and spider webs.  Have your child compare the size, shape, color and design of the spiders and their webs.

I have attached a mini-research project for you to work on with your child.  The children will be making Spider Step Books.  I have assigned each child a specific spider to do their research on.  There are six pages on which they can write some facts about their spider.  They can also color a picture of their spider and/or attach pictures.  When they have finished with this project, they will be able to present their findings and show the other children their Step Book.

I would like to have these completed by the end of the month. 

I will be out Monday and Tuesday, October 21st and 22nd.  I will be serving as a member of a FCIS (Florida Council of independent Schools) accreditation review team in Clearwater.  The children will be in good hands with Ms. Jessica and Ms. Oksana. 

Have a nice weekend, have fun working with your child on their Spider Step Book and I will see you on Wednesday!

Take Care,

Ms. Elizabeth

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