Spiders and Spidermen
Do you have to wear a Spiderman costume if you wanted to be Spiderman? Is that important?
Henry said "No, you have to be strong." Abel thought it was important. Benjamin said that you had to spray webs to be Spiderman.
I asked Henry about his blue and red clothes. Were they a Spiderman costume? He thought about that.
Abel considered this and said, "Well, I have a blue shirt and red pants and blue pants at home. But it doesn't have webs on it." He seemed pleased that clothes might work to help make him a Spiderman.
I asked "How could you do the webs? How do real Spiders do webs?" Benjamin guessed they just spray out webs from their hands, and start weaving it. This led to a debate about webs. Do they come from fingers or wrists? Do real spiders have wrists? Benjamin was sure the web comes out of Spiderman's fingers. He thought it was the same with real Spiders.
Abel said "Where webs come out of real spiders, is their feet." Ben said "Spiders don't have feet." "Yes they do, they have eight feet." Abel went on, "Well, I thought it came out of his (Spiderman's) pointer (finger), but my Mom said it comes out of his wrist." Abel traced his hand twice and drew both versions.
Abel "Well, Spiderman just turns into Spiderman".
Do you want to turn into Spiderman?
"Yeah." "Yeah, a real Spiderman."
Later, Abel found a Spiderweb on the brick wall outside the Forest room.
After discussing Spiders, webs and what they know about Spiderman, the boys came up with three things they'd like to do next.
1. Find out about real Spiders and where webs come from (fingers, wrists, feeler fingers or feet?).
2.Make a rope web that real people could climb/swing on.
3.Find out about being as strong as a spider by drawing bones.