The Very Busy Spider this past week. The repetition of this book makes for a fun reading as students soon catch on and recite along with the book.
With a focus on line and shape, students then created a web using a white crayon. Vocabulary included horizontal, vertical, diagonal, and angle. A black crayon was used to create the spider with circles that are colored in slowly around the edges to become dots. The magic of the lesson occurs as a liquid watercolor wash is applied over the compositions. The students were delighted with their busy spider creations.