I'm starting a bat unit tomorrow. These fuzzy little guys are one of my favourite creatures to study. The kids love them, too!
We're starting out with a "What Do You Know About Bats?" chart and then we're going to do a directed drawing of a bat.
You can find this lesson at Blue Tadpole Studio.
After that we'll do some opinion writing. It's funny how many kids think bats are yucky before beginning the unit. Once they've learned all about them almost everyone comes to realize what fascinating and important mammals they are.
You can grab our sheet by clicking the image.
Sometime in the next week or so we'll be making some bat snacks. Check out these ones I found from Naturally Educational! I haven't tested them out yet, but they look pretty fun and easy to make.
BTW, if you're looking for a fabulous Nocturnal Unit, check out Corinna's package (from Surfin' Through Second). I have a copy and she's done a totally stand-up job!
I'm off to bed ~ have a great week!