Friday, May 28, 2010

Untimely Death

We have been focusing on insects and arachnids in Casa II.  One of the children was particularly interested in the spiders and how these scientific specimens were made.  I suggested we write a letter to the manufacturer, so he did.  Now, I have a pretty good idea how the specimens were produced but it will be interesting to find out how the manufacturer decides to word the answer.  It was fulfilling to find a way to help this child want to write because it is not an activity he generally chooses, and it is difficult to guide him into doing this activity.  A satisfying way to end the week, for both of us.


  1. I have these specimens too (in insects - not arachnids, though) and I get asked that question all the time! Next time, I will send them to the writing tray :)

  2. Great post, I will be linking. If you don't want to be featured please let me know.

  3. Great idea. Where did you get these specimens?