I know. Tarantulas are not very cute and cuddly. But they are fascinating to study. So, I’ve borrowed one for 2 weeks for the 2nd graders to observe. We are learning about animal structures this semester, and the tarantula has some unique qualities. The students did some research, and created “Thinglinks” with some of the facts they learned. I’ve included links to their pictures below. Once you click on your child’s name, you can roll your mouse over the tarantula picture, and you will see some dots. When clicked on, they will reveal some text about tarantulas.
Kylie, Ellie and Cooper, Nicolas and Brian, Connor and Luke, Aaminah and Keely, Cristian and J
I also included some of the pictures taken by the kids while they were taking a look at Jeffrey – some more up close and personal than others!
In addition to learning some facts about tarantulas, the students started some creative writing about some super hero spider powers. We also worked more on programming with the Kodable app. We talked about conditional statements, and how they hear them in real life, too. (“If you clean your room, then you can watch T.V.”, for example)