Halloween brings all sorts of fun ideas and studies! We are going to study bats! We will start off with lots of books and pictures, and some videos to help us learn about bats! We will do a lot of math and literacy (word study, writing and reading) involved in this study. There will be lots of discussion and some writing about what these animals need and how they survive! It's also going to be a great way to introduce new vocabulary words: colony, echolocation, mammal and nocturnal. This will be at least a two week study!
Bats are also popular characters in fiction stories (Stellaluna and Bats at the Beach). This will give us an opportunity to compare fiction texts to nonfiction/informational texts! In addition to our word study groups, we will work on "at" and playing games (see picture) as well as creating words (both real and nonsense) with our pattern.
And fun fact, when I was in Austin, I saw the bat cloud go overhead so I will share pictures of that! (Each night a large colony of bats flies out from under the bridge to go scavenge), it's a well known sight in Austin!