Pom Pom Spiders and Webs...

Sunday, November 4, 2012
Spider Mini Unit~

After seeing Tara's lesson on her blog, 4th grade frolics, and printing up her cute Spider Factoids handout I knew I had to teach a mini spider unit during the week of Halloween.  

I printed up her Spider Factoids handout, bought some supplies, and talked with a mom whose husband had Tarantulas.  

I read from a couple Nonfiction Spider books, and made up a worksheet, where my students could take some notes on the six different spiders we were learning about.  

After we finished learning about the six spiders, I let them choose one for their Spider Factoids handout.  

I hot glued on the wiggly eyes...

I also made 34 Pom Pom spiders, to glue onto their paper plate web art.  

...then glued on the 8 legs!

Paper plate Spider Web...

My 4th graders loved weaving the paper plates with the glittery white yarn.  I attached their spider Pom Poms, and also their Spider Factoids handout to the back.  They look so great hanging up in our windows.  

To wrap up the unit, we had our Tarantula visitor in our room.  Enjoy the pictures, or cover your eyes partly to see our spidery friend.  

She wasn't as freaky as I thought.
So hairy and cute!  =)



  1. Oh I LOVE your pom spiders and how it all turned out! I'm soooo happy you could use the Spider Factoid sheets:) Your kids did an awesome job!!! Thanks for linking up and the shout out:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  2. We had a great Spider Unit! Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas on your wonderful blog. =)

  3. I would be in the "cover your eyes" group...ick! :)

    Fifth in the Middle

    1. I thought I would be really scared of them, but I wasn't. I didn't have to hold it, so maybe that's why. =)

  4. This project is fantastic!! I just pinned your cute pics. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I'm really enjoying yours! I love connecting with new teacher friends! Thank you for sharing!
    Science for Kids Blog

  5. Thanks Sue! I also love connecting with new teacher friends. It has been fun to share ideas, and get so many wonderful ideas from outstanding teachers like you. =)



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