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Come one, come all, if you dare. Spiders, spiders, EVERYWHERE! This interactive lesson is perfect for fall holiday integration. PreK-K students will enjoy music, literature, and science all wrapped into 1 fun and interactive lesson. Spider Insider includes activities that practice letter recognition, rhyming words, sorting /classifying, and fine motor skills. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore these creepy crawlers with a bad reputation!

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About This Program


Multipoint: $85.00

The total price of this session is $135.00. The craft materials (total 30 sets) will be sent via postal service. Materials will be sent to the name and address listed on the reservation: please make sure that the correct teacher's name and classroom mailing address is listed on the initial registration.

IMPORTANT: For International Connections ONLY - unfortunately, the cost to ship has risen by $24.95. If you chose to book the connection, you can choose from the following options:
1. Complete the lesson without the shipped materials (we will have an alternative activity for students to do during that time in the program.).
2. We can add the additional shipping cost to the program total ($24.95)


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Pre-K Students, Kindergarten

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Language Arts/English, Literacy, Problem Solving, Reading, Sciences, Technology/Information Science

Program Delivery Mode


Booking Information

This is a special multipoint connection offered in the fall of each school year for preK and KDG students.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center
Distance Learning Connection and Cancellation Policy

The Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center (MVESC) understands the occasional need to reschedule programs due to changing schedules, inclement weather, or technical difficulties; however, MVESC commits resources to a program the moment a reservation is received and presenters are scheduled. Presenters must be paid for their preparation, time, and travel. Please note the Distance Learning Cancellation Policy below:
1. The school will:
• Have an audience for the time and date the district scheduled the session and coordinate with teachers, technicians, coordinators, treasurers, and other parties prior to submitting the request;
• MVESC asks that anyone making a reservation please check school calendars for holidays, professional development days, and testing dates to avoid potential conflicts.
2. Failure of a school to have the audience available for the scheduled session will result in a $30 charge for the session. Scheduled events must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance of the session to avoid the $30 cancellation fee. This fee is nonreturnable and may not be applied toward a future session.
3. MVESC strongly recommends performing a test connection at least two days prior to the event. The school has the right to cancel any program the day of the test if a successful connection cannot be made. In such a case, MVESC will not charge the $30 cancellation fee. If technical reasons prevent a successful connection on the day of the session, the $30 fee also will be waived. The $30 fee applies to all MVESC sponsored programming.
4. If you should not establish a connection, you MUST contact the MVESC by phone at the time of the connection (740-452-4518 x1133, or x1171) to notify the instructor. The MVESC will not waive the $30 fee if we are not notified that there is a connection issue.
5. If the connection you have registered for has materials that are sent by mail, you must supply the MVESC with the mailing address of the classroom that will receive the instruction. Failure to supply the MVESC with the proper address will result in additional fees for materials and postage. (The school will be charged for each kit sent by mail and the associated extra postage).
6. Taping of sessions is prohibited.
7. There is a 30 student maximum on all MVESC connections.
It is the goal of the MVESC Distance Learning Program to maintain high quality student interaction with the presenters. Limiting the number of students per session will ensure successful connections.
a. All sessions will be charged an $85.00 instructional fee.
b. For sites that go over the student maximum, an additional $25.00 (overage fee) will be applied.
c. This fee will be applied on your invoice at the end of the month.
d. For extra students added to a connection, an additional $25.00 fee will apply. (e.g. 31- 60 students—Site charged $85.00 instructional fee plus $25 overage fee; 61-90 students--Site charged $85.00 instructional fee plus $50.00 overage fee.)
8. All MVESC distance learning programs will only be scheduled upon receipt of a signed purchase order. These may be mailed or emailed to Leslie Charles at MVESC. If you regularly schedule programs with MVESC, please provide a number for us to reference when invoicing for sessions completed. Invoices will be sent at the end of each month, and payment is required in U.S. dollars within 30 days of receipt.
We want this connection to be an enjoyable and valuable experience for both you and your students. We appreciate your feedback! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions, positive comments, or constructive criticism. We look forward to working with your classrooms in the future!

About This Provider

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Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center

Zanesville, OH
United States

Student Connections
The MVESC offers numerous interactive student lessons. Student engagement is key! MVESC programming takes advantage of video streaming, live experimentation, electronic microscopes, and chromakey green screen technology to bring the learning experience alive for students. It is our mission to provide information, resources, and content to students through interactive video that would otherwise be inaccessible do to the limitations of time, money, and distance.

Professional Development
The MVESC Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Department, including gifted services, is organized to support school districts in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, professional development and educational resources. Please visit our professional development link for a complete current listing of the professional development video conference offerings that we provide throughout the year.

Leslie Charles

Program Details


1.Program begins by showing students the letter “s” and discussing the sound it makes
2.Group discussion/brainstorm “How are spiders and insects different?”
3.Story time – I knew an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly
4.Identify rhyming words
5.Identify and recall story order
6.Sorting/classification activity


As a result of this interactive lesson, students will:
1. Recall and describe the difference between a spiders and insects.
2. Identify the letter S and the sound that it makes.
3. Identify words that begin with the letter S

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Early Learning and Development Standards
Domain: Language and Literacy Development
Strand: Listening and Speaking
Topic: Receptive Language and Comprehension

Follow two-step directions or requests.

Strand: Reading
Topic: Reading Comprehension
Older Toddler (16-36 months)

Demonstrate an understanding of the meaning of stories and information in books.
Use pictures to describe and predict stories and information in books.

Topic: Reading Comprehension

Ask and answer questions, and comment about characters and major events in familiar stories.
Retell or re-enact familiar stories.
Identify characters and major events in a story.

Topic: Phonological Awareness

With modeling and support, recognize and produce rhyming words.

Topic: Letter and Word Recognition

With modeling and support, recognize and name some upper and lower case letters in addition to those in first name.
With modeling and support, recognize the sounds associated with letters.

Domain: Physical Well-Being and Motor Development
Strand: Motor Development
Topic: Small Muscle: Touch, Grasp, Reach, Manipulate
Older Toddler (16-36 months)

Coordinate the use of arms, hands and fingers to accomplish tasks.

Use classroom and household tools independently with eye hand coordination to carry out activities.
Domain: Cognition and General Knowledge
Sub-Domain: Mathematics
Strand: Geometry
Topic: Spatial Relationships

Demonstrate understanding of the relative position of objects using terms such as in/on/under, up/down,
inside/outside, above/below, beside/between, in front of/behind and next to.

Sub-Domain: Science
Strand: Science Inquiry and Application
Topic: Inquiry

Describe, compare, sort, classify, and order.
Make predictions.
Share findings, ideas and explanations (may be correct or incorrect) through a variety of methods (e.g., pictures, words,

NT.K-12.4 Technology Communication Tools
• Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences.
• Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.