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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.  ;)

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

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

  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- because you are the art queen!!! Let me know if that is okay to share it on my blog.

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

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

    Teaching in Room 6

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

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers


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