A Peek at Our Bat Week

We worked hard last week on our bat unit. After a few final touch-ups on our books ... we'll be done!

The kids wrote about one or two things they learned about bats and then glued their writing onto these sweet paper bag bats. 

We read Stellaluna and compared bats to birds.

We had a ton of delicious fun making chocolate pretzel bats. These were super easy in case you'd like to try them yourself. You place two mini pretzel twists on a plate (for the wings), then pour a spoonful of melted dark chocolate between the pretzels (for the bat body), then add a couple of mini M & Ms for the eyes. We put our bats in the fridge for a couple of hours to harden the chocolate. Afterwards the bats easily peeled right off the tinfoil.

During the process the kids wrote out a recipe. I listed the ingredients for them but they wrote the directions on their own!

Our district Aboriginal teacher, Sharlene, came in to our class and showed the kids how to use ovoids and u-shapes to make Native-type bats!

Lastly, the kids spent an afternoon working on bat posters. Their job was to show in pictures (words were optional) what they had learned about bat appearance, homes, food, enemies and babies. They ALL did a fabulous job!!  Afterwards, the kids all stood up in front of the class and shared their work.

Parents, be sure to check out our poetry and sight word pages (top links) ... they've both been updated.

Next week we're starting a new unit in Math: Addition and Subtraction to 10.

Enjoy the rest of this beautiful weekend!

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  1. Barb, it looks like the kids had a wonderful learning experience! I love the bat puppets, so cute!
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  2. What a fun unit to do with your students! Their upside down bats turned out so great!
    Conversations in Literacy

  3. Fabulous unit Barb. I love your paper bag bats and all the information carefully organised too.
    Inspiring...even in my last two weeks until summer holidays!
    Julie :-)
    Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

  4. Love the idea of comparing bats to birds!

  5. Those bat snacks look deelish! I love your compare and contrast pocket chart.

    Granny Goes to School

  6. I especially love the extra skinny upside down sleeping bat. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  7. Looks like everyone had a fine time being batty. Those pretzel treats look pretty yummy!

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