Spiders Thrill the First Grade

First graders coming up with ideas for their Spider circle map.

Samantha Sanchez

First graders coming up with ideas for their Spider circle map.

Samantha Sanchez and Gissel Aparicio

On Thursday, October 4, the first graders did science rotations to learn about spiders.  They were fascinated by the spiders and how cool they are. Students were using and making their own spider diagram and template in Mrs. Roth’s rotation. They are not using real spiders, but they are making their own spiderwebs to use for their perspective. In Mrs. Jorgenson’s rotation, They watched Discovery Education videos all about spiders and the kids enjoyed the videos. In Mrs. Barrow’s rotation, the students reviewed circle map of all the facts the kids learned about spiders.

We interviewed three kids about what they learned from the spider rotations. “I learned that spiders have tons of body parts such as the thorax.” says Ben Maciel.

Rowan Anderson said, ” I learned that Spiders have eight legs and eight eyes and that’s cool.”

Evelyn Mitchell said, “I learned that they make webs and lay tons of eggs”.

Ben, Rowan, and Evelyn all agreed that learning about how the spider spins its web is cool. 

The kids learned tons of facts about spiders and they hope next year’s first graders will enjoy it as well as they did.