Bat Poems: Freebie

I have two extremely cute bat poems for you. 

This first one is a name play. In the first blank insert a child's name (e.g., Sandra) and in the second blank change it to "Bandra". It's a great little poem for practicing beginning consonants.

You can click the bat poem image to grab both a color and black and white version.

Very cute bat poem freebie
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This next poem is sung to the tune of "Frere Jacques". It sounds great when the whole class is singing it and the kids love it, too!

Very cute bat poem freebie
You can click the image for a colour AND black and white image. 
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On another note, I just finished the most satisfying run through my neighbourhood. I ran past a farm in full pumpkin festival mode, along a meandering bike trail, then up and around Mt. Doug, a beautiful mini-mountain full of old growth trees.

It was perfect!

Now I'm enjoying this power drink.

All you need is about a third of a can of pumpkin (not the pie filling, just the straight pumpkin), some protein powder, cinnamon, flax seed (optional), Silk Vanilla Soy (but you could use any brand of course, or almond milk or whatever suits your fancy), a dollop of yoghurt AND some maple syrup (the real stuff).
It seriously tastes like pumpkin pie and is now my favourite power smoothie. Try it!

Before I go I'd like to give a BIG shout-out to Traci from Dragonflies in First.  Not only is she a super smart, funny, generous and dedicated teacher, but she has a ton of great products. Make sure you check out her Falling into Literacy Unit. I'm not exaggerating when I say it's full of very cute, very educational ideas!

Enjoy the rest of this beautiful fall day!

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  1. That smoothy sounds FABULOUS. I'm going to try it this week! You are super sweet. Thanks for the shout out! Adorable poem, too! Thanks!

  2. I think the smoothie sounds wonderful as well- I'll have to try that one. I've been into smoothies lately and can use a fall-inspired one! :)


  3. I should find myself a run like that. Sounds wonderful!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  4. That smoothies looks delish! Thanks for the darling poem.

    Granny Goes to School

  5. I love pumpkin but have never even heard of a can of pumpkin. I assume it is cooked and blended to make it smooth? Love almond milk so I will try your recipe with fresh cooked purée pumpkin and see how it fairs.
    Happy running
    Julie :-)
    Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

    1. Okay so I tried this scrumptious sounding delight Barb and it wasn't wonderful with fresh pumpkin so I'm going to search for canned pumpkin. I'm guessing this is a little bit sweet? Will try again. :-)

    2. Oops, I forgot to mention the maple syrup. I just updated the post. It definitely needs some sweet in there.

  6. Maybe having a glass of pumpkin deliciousness waiting for me would motivate me to run more often....

    The Math Maniac

  7. I have to try this Barbara it sounds great & I LOVE smoothies!!

    Science for Kids Blog

  8. I have missed smoothies. Thanks for the bat song. Pinned for next year :)


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