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Introduction Grade K Lessons Grade 1 Lessons Grade 2 Lessons Grade 3 Lessons Bibliography
Table of Contents
Lesson Overview
Teacher Background Information
Lesson Focus
Objective Grid
Lesson 1: Spiders! Scary or Nice?
Lesson 2: Spiders Have Special Characteristics
Lesson 3: Spiders Catch Prey
Lesson 4: The Spider's Life Cycle
Lesson 5: Spiders Have Natural Enemies
Lesson 6: Spiders Live Everywhere
-Where Do Spiders Live?
-Spider Number Stories
Lesson 7: Now We Know Spiders!
Spanish Language Translations

Spiders - Lesson 6: Spiders Live Everywhere
ACTIVITY: Spider Number Stories

Students add and subtract using single-digit addends.

Mathematics Story Boards
Laminated poster boards with stories; erasable color markers

In this part of the activity, give the story on the poster. The children finish the story and draw a picture of the story.

Five insects stood by a flower.
Oops! Two of them fell into a spider web.
Ex: How many did not get caught?
Number sentence: 5 - 2 = 3 or 3 + 2 = 5

Four beautiful butterflies were on a sunflower.
Two butterflies came to join them.
Number sentence: 6 - 2 = 4
Finish the story __________________________________________ .

  1. There were 11 eggs in the egg sac. Now there are only nine left in the sac. How many eggs hatched? Draw a picture of the egg sac.
  2. One frog weighed 23 grams. Now it weighs 14 grams. How much weight has it lost?
  3. There are some frogs and toads together in a pond. Make up and draw a number story about the frogs and toads.
  4. There are some yellow and some orange fish in an aquarium. Make up number stories about the fish.
Number Story Charts
At least three poster boards that have been laminated after the pictures and/or numbers are put on them; erasable color markers

Small group activity.

    The teacher places the laminated posters around the room where the students can write on them with the markers. Poster 1: Tell a story about these four butterflies. Poster 2: Draw a picture about the number seven.

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