"Mama" by my daughter age 3

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Anansi The Spider

2nd graders watched a short video about African culture and what it is like for a child to grow up in Africa. They learned about some of the everyday routines of African children, like going to school, helping with animals and crops, getting water for their families, and of course playing. They are in many ways very similar to the lifestyle that they lead.
We then read the African folk tale Anansi the Spider.  This story has been passed down for generations by the Ashanti people, who live in Ghana, Africa.
2nd graders first drew the spider web using a hexagon tracer for the center of the web, and a ruler for all the connecting lines. They then added patterns inside the web. Next they made Anansi using construction paper and cutting various shapes to make the spider form. They did a great job!
Learning Targets for this project were:

I can use a ruler to draw a straight line.

I can cut shapes from construction paper.

I can have glue control.

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