Black Spiders Lesson 1


Black Spiders Lesson #1


I had so much fun in our Black Spiders class! I look forward to making music together for the rest of our semester.
A few reminders:

  • Please keep all materials (workbook, tambourine, and class manipulatives) in your tote bag so you can bring it to class each week.
  • Please silence your cell phone during class.
  • I have a “break area” down on the landing on the 2nd floor if your child becomes fussy or disruptive. Feel free to use that if your kiddo ever needs to "re-center".
  • Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have throughout the semester.

You should have received an email with instructions for how to download this semester's music. If you did not for some reason, you can find it by going to and logging in using the same login you used to register. Let me know if you have any problems.  


This semester’s themes include trains, frogs, manners, opposites, and (of course) spiders!


While the fear of spiders is quite common, it is, for the most part, completely unfounded. Even the most dangerous spiders are non-aggressive and will only bite in self-defense. Besides that, the creatures can actually be quite useful.


Spiders feed on other common indoor pests like roaches, earwigs, flies, moths and mosquitoes. They also eat bugs that feast on crops. The study of spiders provides many innovative possibilities in the field of medicine, science, and engineering. Fun spider fact: the tensile strength of spider silk is comparable to high-grade alloy steel. It’s going to be a great semester singing about these fascinating and helpful creatures!

Optional home fun activity: Do the Name Recognition activity on page 20 of your workbook
(Remember, these activities are optional but can be a great bonding experience to do with your child during the week.)