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Spooky Spiral Spiderwebs

My friend Tamara from Teaching with TLC posted about the coolest math activity - as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to try it with my kids today.  I remember doing these spiralgraphs when I was little, and I knew my students would enjoy it ... plus, it kept them busy and engaged for almost 45 minutes today - (and that's no trick!).  We've been practicing skip counting with our multiplication facts (and we just finished our patterning unit), so it wasn't even a stretch to include it into our math activities today.  You can download a template and instructions for the activity by visiting Teaching with TLC through the link at the beginning of this post (tell her I said 'hi!').  When we finished our spiralgraphs we added a little spider to complete the spiderweb effect.  



I even managed to get them up on a bulletin board display during a few quiet moments at recess (and believe me, those were the ONLY quiet moments today).  ;)


Happy Halloween!!!  Hope you all survived the crazy day ... and the next few days to come.  Is it Friday yet???  My little trick-or-treaters are out with Daddy right now, and I'm enjoying one one-too-many chocolate bars while handing out the candy.  ;)



Jen


7 comments:

  1. I have got to get down and see this bulletin board in real life! Great idea!

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    1. What instructions did you give your students to enable them to create such intricate spirals?

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  2. I am in awe of how spectacular you are girl! You are just incredible! I shared one of your images if that is okay with you on- http://www.teachingwithtlc.com/2012/10/making-spider-webs-with-number-spirals.html because you are the art queen!!! Let me know if that is okay to share it on my blog.

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    1. Of course it's okay - after all, YOU were my inspiration for this! BTW - I think you're pretty spectacular, too! ;)

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  3. SO cute! Sometimes those "old school" projects are the best, aren't they? Thanks for sharing.

    ~Stephanie
    Teaching in Room 6

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  4. Those webs are gorgeous. I remember having a spirograph when I was a kid. I loved it!

    Barbara
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers

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