We just finished reading our Charlotte’s Web as a class before the end of the first nine weeks of school. I feel that this is the most beautiful read aloud ever. Year after year, my students absolutely love the characters and they love this sweet story of friendship and kindness.
We also created this great “some class” bulletin board. I wrote the kids’ names on little pieces of paper and let them pick one at random. Once they had picked one name, they wrote about the friend that they picked. Opinion writing from the heart!
After they wrote, they got to assemble a spider for each other as well.
We also completed this craftivity where we analyzed the characters of Wilbur and Charlotte. We also reviewed theme and author’s message with it!
You know how at the end of the story, Charlotte’s babies (the balloonists) fly away from the barn cellar? Well, I figured that we could have a STEM activity where we help the baby spiders land safely. We made parachutes using ribbon, Dixie cups, paper towels and other things.
They completed a STEM mat where they recorded their attempts and illustrated their prototypes.
At the end of the day I handed “Charlotte’s Web” awards. Just like Wilbur won a special prize at the fair, each student received a special award that tied them to a special character in the story.
Thanks for reading teacher friends, until next time!