daring jumping spider

After I got out of the shower this morning I heard Jonah exclaiming “I caught it! I caught it!”  He did tell me a few times yesterday that there was a big, cool spider by his window, but I didn’t think much about it.  He caught it this morning and he and Logan did all they could to learn who exactly their bedroom visitor was.  This is what I found on the table when I sat down for breakfast:

daring jumping spider

They used their field guide searching skills and discovered they had a Daring Jumping Spider.  Jonah made him a habitat in a jar.  Logan drew a picture.  All the boys went out in the rain in search of small insects to feed him.

I love it when stuff like this happens with absolutely no input (or interference) from me.  I hadn’t even eaten breakfast yet and I could count it as a good school day.

2 thoughts on “daring jumping spider

  1. Awesome! I love that too and look forward to those kind of days with my son. His aha today was learning how to color with crayons. We’ve shown him a couple times, but he had no interest. This evening, he actually colored. Well, scribbled. But it was the first time he had made marks on paper.

  2. The book besides your drawing suggests that you really like to read about insects and spiders and if this is the case I would like to share a very good website that have lots of great information about jumping spiders. The website is jumpingspider.net

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