For the past 2 weeks we jumped right into bats. We started off with Stellaluna. One of my all time favorite books! Love it!
We read the book, sequenced it, discussed Stellaluna as a character and worked on our comprehension by asking AND answering questions about it.
(From Deanna Jumps interactive reading notebook)
I always like to do a little craft/project at the end of the unit or book to wrap it up.
They loved their paper bag bats.
After a week of Stellaluna we dove into non-fiction bat books. We started off by talking about our schema about bats. We talked about features of non-fiction, verbs and adjectives to describe bats
We did several journal responses that I forgot to take a picture of. At the end of the week we did a little directed drawing of a bat and some non-fiction writing.
(One of the books we read had a picture of Itty bitty baby bats and she loved it!)
Next we are learning about pumpkins to get us ready for our annual pumpkin patch field trip!!!