Hello readers and linkers! I am so glad you dropped by again this week, and I hope this post will be timely for you with Halloween less than a month away. Can you just feel the excitement in the air already? Hence the title…Going Batty about Bats!
aThis summer, we offered a Summer Reading Camp for selected students at my school, and one of the themes the children asked me to plan was a Bats and Birds Theme. We were able to use quite a few resources from TPT, and the children thoroughly enjoyed the week. I have listed on my resource sheet all of the materials we enjoyed, and here are a few pictures of the projects they completed. My favorite was the tri-fold science display. I can see using these for group projects in the future. The kids loved contributing to the project. Don’t have tri-fold displays available? You can put two file folders together to make a mini display and make it a partner project. If you wanted to avoid tying bats to Halloween, you could divide your class in half and have pairs research together types of bats and types of birds to compare.
To the left, you will find the Theme planner I put together with the books, activities, and links that I’ve used and recommend. You can print the page below for your files or keep it in E-form in order to access the file links. Just click on it, and it will open as a PDF. You need the PDF to be able to access the links. All graphics are hyperlinked to the resource and to Amazon.
One of the best places to pull ideas together is on Pinterest. I love building boards for thematic units. Here’s a board of teaching ideas for bats.
I hope you find these ideas helpful. Thanks for dropping by.