Since we have been practicing activating our schema, I decided it might be fun to use a book about SPidErs, being October and all...So we thought hard about what we already knew about them. We knew lots of stuff already. Such as they have 8 legs, they are hairy, they have long legs, and they are poisonous. My favorite, they are scary and creepy crawly... (which I think they totally are) After we activated our schema, we read a book about spiders. We learned lots of neat information about these fun animals. After we were done, we made a web of understanding. Each first grader had to say something they learned when they got the ball of string, then throw it to someone else.Presenting our web of understanding.