Inside: 5 Ideas for your Bat Unit
I’m starting a bat unit tomorrow.
These fuzzy little guys are one of my favourite creatures to study and the kids love them, too!
I have five ideas to share with you today, followed up with some links to my other bat posts.
Directed drawings are a great way to build interest in a topic before beginning or as part of a labelling or art activity partway through your unit.
I found this super easy step-by-step guide at Blue Tadpole Studio. This tutorial would be great even for kids in kindergarten!
You can find this lesson at Blue Tadpole Studio.
It’s important for children to learn the difference between fact and opinion. And hand in hand with that is knowing how to justify their opinion in a smart way.
We practice this a lot throughout the year but whenever I can I like to work it more formally into a lesson.
It’s funny how many kids think bats are yucky before beginning the unit. Then once they’ve learned all about them almost everyone comes to realize what fascinating and important mammals they are.
This is the template I like to use for our bat unit.
DOWNLOAD: BAT OPINION WRITING TEMPLATE
CHOCOLATE PRETZEL BATS
I always like to wrap up my units with something fun and unexpected.
Food often fits the bill!
These chocolate pretzel bats are super easy to make and the salty sweet flavour is delicious! Follow the link for the recipe.
PRE-PACKAGED UNIT PLAN
Usually I prefer to develop my own owns, but if you’re a new teacher or you’re just running short on time, you might like this fabulous Nocturnal Unit.
It was created by Corinna from Surfin’ Through Second. I have a copy and she’s done a totally stand-up job!
We’re also going to watch this really cool video: